Sunday, June 2, 2013

Does The Bible Say Where Sin Came From?

Many people are confused about sin. Where did it come from and why is it here?

"The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's work."  1 John. 3:8, NIV. 

At first glance this is an offensive statement, but a closer look shows a very bright and positive truth.

Sin had a beginning: the first to sin was the devil. Just why the devil turned to sin is a mystery though there are references to the event.* He has been sinning nonstop ever since. Sin is even described here as the devil's work, as in a chosen occupation.

Anyone who does what is sinful is someone who willfully practices sin as a habit that they have no control over. It is a lifestyle that shows your relationship to sin. There are two camps in humanity those who are Born of God, which are the people who have come to the Lord for salvation, adoption to son-ship and citizenship. The other camp is "of the devil." That does not mean they are somehow "Sons of the Devil," because he does not beget offspring rather he stole humanity from God, as told in Genesis, and many have not yet found the light of God's love and salvation.

The good news is that Jesus, the Son of God, came with a purpose, he appeared boldly and bodily to undo the work of the devil. He redeems man from bondage to the devil's camp by dying to pay for sins that keep man in bondage.  Christ's death and resurrection makes it possible for those who want to leave darkness and come to the light. His life becomes our life and through him we are able to live righteous and beautiful lives.

Let us choose wisely which camp we are in and be careful not to do the works of the other camp.

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*Isaiah 14:12-15.

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