What is Sin?
Sin means to
miss the mark. It is a term borrowed from archery. When the arrow
misses the target, it is called a sin.
God created us in
His image. What we fall short of His perfect morality, justice and love we
miss the mark and sin.
unfortunate result of Sin is separation from God.
Sin Come From?
Sin is the
consequence of rejecting God. A
person rejects God when they have a low opinion of Him. They doubt God. They
doubt His power, His justice, His Love and most importantly His Wisdom and
This doubt is the seed that the evil one plants in
us. Satan attempts to plant this seed in each of us today, just as he did in
serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had
made. And he said to the woman, "Indeed, has God said, 'You shall not
eat from any tree of the garden'?"
2The woman said to the serpent, "From the fruit of the trees of the garden
we may eat;
3but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God
has said, 'You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.'"
4The serpent said to the woman, "You surely will not die!"
The evil one
casts doubt on:
The wisdom of God's Instructions (the target we need to hit) -
"has God said, 'You shall not eat from any tree of the garden'?"
The truth of the consequence of Sin (which is eath) -
"You surely will not die!"
If you doubt
God's instructions (i.e. the target you need to hit), and the consequence of missing the target
(death), then you will always fall short of the target. You will always sin.
perfection that comes with an intimate relationship with God, sin is the
consequence. We live in a sinful and decaying world because of the choice
that was made in the garden to reject God. This choice is repeated daily by
billions around the world.
Most people will
unfortunately reject God and refuse to repent. What will you choose?