“The Wrath of God is revealed from [H]eaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men…” Romans 1:18
Normally a biography is written in a story-telling format. This biography will be presented in a bullet-point question and answer format (DV). We have found that this format assists in retaining and recalling important information. If one desires to read the biography of sin, or rather, the definitive biography, or the first and last word on sin’s beginning, one must look to the “Holy Bible” Who’s “Author and Finisher” (Proofreader) is God.
First Q. What is sin or how does Scripture define sin? A. Sin can be defined thusly, Sin: *an overstepping of the boundaries of divine law and will; Sin is *the antithesis of righteousness; Sin is *bad action or harmful thinking being given an avenue to manifest itself. These are all acceptable ways to define sin. Let us see how Scripture defines sin. Scripture defines sin as *the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life (1 John 2:15-17), *A conforming to this world’s ways (Romans 12:1-2), Sin *seems to be the right way unto a man, but the end thereof is the way of death (Proverbs 14:12), Sin is *a betrayer of man as sin rewards men with eternal death (Romans 6:23), Sin is *the friendship with the world (James 4:4), Sin is a *love for the world’s ways(1 John 2:15), *Sin is that which God hates as well as those who pleasure in it, promote it, and propagate it (Psalm 5).
Second Q. Where does sin come from or where was sin born? The Scriptures are clear on this. Sin was birthed and began in the garden of Eden. It was birthed and began at the enticement of Satan and the pride of man. A quick rabbit trail-this answers the question of why is mankind is in the state it is in. Evolution does not have an answer..
Third Q. How does sin effect mankind? Sin is to man what a parallel line is to math. Sin is continuous; Sin is ever deepening and expanding as is God’s wrath and judgement are ever growing, deepening and expanding upon the worker of iniquity. How different are the measurements of God’s great love towards His beloved people (Ephesians 3:14-19).
Fourth Q. What has it done to the relationship that existed between man and God? A. “So [H]e drove out the man; and [H]e placed at the east of the garden of Eden cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. Sin has and does separate man from the Glory and Greatness of God. Furthermore, God no longer revealed Himself as Creator and Provider, but of Judge.
Fifth Q. How is sin manifested? A. Sin is manifest through the works of the flesh. A list of these works can be found in 1 Corinthians 6 and Galatians 5- adultery,fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envying, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like…; 1 Corinthians lists the balance- effeminate, abusers of themselves with mankind (submissive participant and the dominate participant respectively are equally guilty before God), thieves, covetousness, and extortioners. This is not an exhaustive list. Let us not forget about liars, gossipers, backbiters, slothfulness, the prideful, etc.
Sixth Q. How did/does sin die? A. “Through death [H]e might destroy him (the serpent from Q. 2) that had power of death (remember?… the wages of sin is death Q. 3) , that is the devil; And deliver them who were (through fear of death) all their lifetime subject to bondage (Hebrews 2:14b-15); …this [M]an , after [H]e had offered one [S]acrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right [H]and of God; From henceforth expecting till [H]is enemies be made [H]is footstool. For by one offering [H]e hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.”; Death is swallowed up in [Christ’s] victory 1 Corinthians 15:54b).
Seventh Q. What is man to do with sin? A. Know…that to whom (or what) ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his (or its) servants ye are to obey…(Romans 6:16). This means that you have been, are, and forever shall be the subject and servant of sin. Please recall from above what this means and what it therefore means about you. Man must come to; no, man must rush to Him that so soundlessly and ruthlessly defeated and destroyed sin at Calvary and brought forth eternal life from the Empty Tomb; Who even now liveth to make intercession for His own. One must confess all of the above to be true of themselves, repent and to humbly seek His great mercy, His grace, His salvation… His pardon. Once this gracious pardon is received one will walk in a newness and abundance of life. One shall walk in the attitude of ceaseless confession, the ceaseless giving of thanks and praise unto God, Who is the Defeater of all sin(s) and the One and Only Saviour of His beloved people.
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?… [T]hanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.