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As Christians, we talk everyday about sin. The Bible has a lot to say about sin, more that can ever be covered on radio. What are some points on the doctrine of sin?
The doctrine of sin, in a broad sense and not restricted to “original sin”, helps us understand our human existence and our need for God by showing us that we are not perfect, as perfect is Christ, and that we can, and do, make mistakes.
John Wesley’s definition of sin is “a willful transgression of a known law.” Sin is an “act of rebellion”, which is the meaning of voluntary transgression. David A. Case states in his book “What We Believe” that; “Sin is first of all acts of disobedience. Sin is the deliberate placing of my will against God’s will and doing my own thing. Sin is a willful transgression of a known law of God.” When we put our own will in front of what God wants from us, what He requires from us; we sin.
God knows there is sin in the world and knows how we suffer from it. Again, this gives us a better understanding of our human existence and why we cannot exist without God. First off, we are created and He is the creator. Therefore, without Him we do not exist. God saw sin in the world and did not like it, therefore He sent His only begotten Son Jesus Christ as the Ultimate Sacrifice for all sin – past, present, and future. Isaiah 53:5 states; “He was wounded because of our rebellious deeds, crushed because of our sins; He endured punishment that made us well; because of His wounds we have been healed.”
Through Jesus Christ, all sin is forgiven. The only Way, the only Truth, and the only Life is Jesus Christ (John 14:6) and the only way to get through all sin and to the Father is through Him.
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