The Nature of Sin


Sin is the outward expression of the hostility reserved for God that resides in breasts of all mankind.  Sin is manifested in transgressing God’s Holy Laws and in silencing the echo of the image of God handed down to humanity by harming others.  God’s Word, the Bible, teaches us about the universal nature of this enmity in Romans chapter three.

9 What then?  Are we better than they?  Not at all.  For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that they are all under sin.  10 As it is written:  “There is none righteous, no not one; 11 There is none who seeks after God.  12 They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; There is none who does good, no, not one.”  13 “Their throat is an open tomb; With their tongues they have practiced deceit”, “The poison of asps is under their lips”; 14 “Whose…

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