How Serious is SIN?
SIN = Death. Sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and death spread to all men because all sinned. Romans 5:12
As a deeper understanding of Jesus Christ dawns upon us, awareness of our sin becomes more intense.
The Bible is clear. All mankind is born with a sinful nature. We are natural born sinners.
We’ve all lied, cheated or stole at one time or another. That’s sin.
The Bible says we are spiritually dead in our sins. Ephesians 2:1-23
And sin, just like the breaking of any law, requires payment of a penalty.
God’s penalty for sin is death.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
Jesus Christ said to be with God forever we must “be perfect” Matthew 5:48
Why, because God is perfect and He demands perfection.
“But wait!”, one might say, “I’m a pretty good person.”
If you have lied you are a liar. If you have stolen you are a thief.
No amount of good deeds changes the fact that we are all sinners.
So, if sin = death (body first, soul at the judgment) we’re lost, permanently separated from the God who created us.
Impossible situation you say? Yes. Jesus even said so.
“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?” But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:24-26
So how did God save us?
It’s good news. In fact the word ‘Gospel’ means ‘Good News’.
Click HERE to find out how God resolved the problem.