The Lineage of Sin and Death Essay examples

856 Words Jun 5th, 2011 4 Pages
Alexander James Harris
BIB-104 Old Testament Historical Persp
August 28, 2010
Professor Colombo

The Lineage of Sin and Death

In this essay, I will be explaining the nature of sin and how it entered the world. First of all, let us define sin. According to dictionary.com, sin is transgression or violation of divine or supreme law, a willful or deliberate violation of some religious or moral principle, any reprehensible or regrettable action, behavior, lapse etc.; great fault or offense. My definition of sin is disobedience toward Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Sin entered the world through Adam in the Garden of Eden immediately after he disobeyed God and ate of the fruit of the forbidden tree handed to him by
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That remedy is Jesus the Christ. Later after sin had entered the world, God gave the Ten Commandments to his servant Moses on Mount Sinai according to Exodus, chapters 19 and 20. Many people including myself at one time have asked a certain common question. If God is such a loving, merciful, and all knowing God, then why would he give us these commandments that he knows that we cannot keep? The answer to that question is that God gave Moses and the rest of the world, the Ten Commandments to show us that we cannot make it on our own. He was beginning to familiarize the sheep with the true shepherd instead of the worldly one that they had grown comfortable with, by giving the Ten Commandments. Even if someone could keep 9 of these 10 commandments, breaking one commandment would be equal to breaking them all.
There is not one person except for the Lord Jesus Christ, who has abstained from sinning (Romans 3:23 and Hebrews 4:15). There are many acts that people commit daily that are sins. For example, breaking the speed limit is a sin and many people do it daily. Romans 13, instructs us to submit to government authority and the speed limits are set by authority. Therefore, to disobey government authority is to disobey God who put that authority in its place. As I have said before, God presents sin throughout the Holy Bible plain and clear so that mankind knows their extreme need of a Savior, the Savior

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