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What is Sin and Where Did it Come From

Sin is described in the Bible as transgression of the law of God and rebellion against God. I John 3:4 - Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. The word transgression means the act of passing over or beyond any law or rule of moral duty. Sin had its beginning with Lucifer, probably the most beautiful and powerful of the angels. Not content with his position, he desired to be higher than God; his pride led to his downfall, the beginning of sin (Isaiah 14:12-15). Renamed Satan, he brought sin to the human race in the Garden of Eden, where he tempted Adam and Eve with the same enticement, “ye shall be as gods.” Genesis 3 describes Adam and Eve’s rebellion against God and against His command. Since that time, sin has been passed down through all the generations of mankind and we, Adam’s descendants, have inherited sin from him. Romans 5:12 - Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: Death was passed on to all men because “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23).

We are all condemned due to inherited and personal sin. The only just penalty for this sin is death, not just physical death but eternity in the Lake of Fire. Revelation 20:14 - And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. Thankfully, sin has  been crucified on the cross of Christ, and now by faith in Jesus Christ as the Savior “…we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;”  (Ephesians 1:7).

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