THE CONCEPT OF SIN: The Origin Of Sin.

 | Spiry Tee

"So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate."
Genesis 3:6 NKJV

It's important to understand sin inorder to understand the present human condition and how God made a love-ful plan to rescue us from our inherent mortality.

Some today believe that there is no sin anymore. They affirm that you can do anything you want as long you feel good about it. Well you may feel good about something that is absolutely wrong and divine justice will hold you accountable for it.

Adam was told by God not to eat a certain tree which had powers to give knowledge of good and evil. The Lord warned man that the day he eats the tree, he would surely die.

Expectedly, the serpent (Satan) came and spoke to the woman and lied that they would not die if they eat. He told them God was lying, He didn't want them to enjoy ultimate freedom as gods without accountability to anyone. He urged them.

Man's desire to be independent of God met a worthy temptation and sin was born. Man wanted to be free from God's authority and become an authority himself. He wanted to usurp authority from God but he believed a lie and sinned against God.

That action of defiance and rebellion against God is the cause of man's problems today. Man wanted to be free from God but didn't know he cannot be free without God.

Without God's protection man's enemies will overwhelm and destroy him; without God's help, man is helpless; and without God's rest man is restless. But he didn't know this until it was too late.

The act of rebellion was an irreversible course only God could rectify without altering the demands of justice. He sent His Son as the second Adam to undo the deed of the first and establish a new creation in the image of the heavenly Man Christ Jesus.

We must never again be tempted to chart our own way without God. It never ends well. Independent from God, man is set to self destruct. Our desire for unlimited freedom brings absolute bondage. Freedom under God is freedom indeed.

When we reject God's authority we reject His love, care, provision and life. We enter into a state called death. Death is existence without God's providence. It's all man's effort, from the food he eats to the strength he needs to turn the battle at the gates.

It's fatally exhausting being finite in everything and being required to supply everything. But that's what we get when we reject God's supply of abundant life. Thank God for Jesus who turned around our captivity. To Him be honor and glory everlasting. Amen.



I have no desire to exist independent of God. In Him I live and move and have my being.

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