Sin

Question: What happens when man sinned against God?

Man has conscience, so when they sinned against God, they will show it. This applies to all human regardless where they come from and their characters. At the end of the day we have no excused..

What happens when man sinned against God?

When man sinned against God, it will be manifested in their attitudes:

1. Staying faraway from God: “You were …far away.” “…separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.” (Eph 2:13; 4:18)

2. Resisting God: “The rulers gather together against the Lord and against his anointed one.” (Ps 2:2) “Such a man is the antichrist – he denies the Father and the Son.” (1 Jn 2:22) “…enemies in your minds because of your evil behaviour.” (Col 1:21)

3. Putting God to the test: “They put God to the test and rebelled against the Most High.” (Ps 78:56) “Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, “You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me?” (Mt 22:18)

4. Blaspheming God: “I was once a blasphemer…” (1 Tim 1:13) “He … to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven.” (Rev 13:6)

5. Forgetting God: “The wicked …all the nations that forget God.” (Ps 9:17)

When man sinned against God, it will be manifested in their characters:

1. Straying to his own way: “We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way.” (Isa 53:6)

2. Hating light and loving darkness: “Men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil, will not come into the light.” (Jn 3:19-20)

3. Gratifying sinful desires: “At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures.” (Tit 3:3)

4. Following worldly customs: “…in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world.” (Eph 2:2) “…friendship with the world is hatred towards God.” (Jas 4:4)

5. Hopeless: “…without hope and without God in the world.” (Eph 2:12) “Let us eat and drink for tomorrow we die.” (1 Cor 15:32)

6. Afraid of death and being enslaved: “…held in slavery by their fear of death.” (Heb 2:15) “Everyone who sins is a slave to sin.” (Jn 8:34) “…under the control of the evil one.” (1 Jn 5:19)

7. Awaiting judgment: “…after that to face judgment.” (Heb 9:27)

We should realise that we are sinners (Lk 5:8) and enemies of God (Col 1:21; Rom 5:10, 8:7), living in our old selves (Eph 4:22), separated from God’s life and are dead (Lk 9:60; Eph 2:5).

Only with such conscience, would we realise how much we need God’s mercy and salvation.

When man sinned against God, only God can remove our sins and rescue us from the coming wrath (1 Thess 1:10) and bring us into the heavenly kingdom (2 Tim 4:8)

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