• What is Sin?


    5 September, 2014Posted by Gary

    Sin is described in the Bible as rebellion against God (Joshua 1:18), also as breaking the law of God (1 John 3:4). It is living as if there was no law, calling your own shots, deciding for yourself what’s right and wrong. We make ourselves the king of our own lives, and ignore God's rule.

    The Bible says that we all have sinned, no-one is perfect. It can be likened to a disease in us, it’s not just the really 'bad' things we do, but it's an attitude within us that is against God and his rule in our life. Have you noticed how much easier it is to do the wrong thing? Sin has consequences. It is the reason for the chaos and mess and evil things in the world.

    The most drastic consequence of our sin is that it separates us from God. The Bible puts it this way, "Your iniquities have made a separation between you and God, and your sins have hidden his face from you" (Isaiah 59:2). God cannot have anything to do with sin, he cannot look upon our sin.

    So in summary, sin is an attitude within us that is rebellious to God and His loving rule over us, it is making us the king of our lives. The consequence of this is we make a mess of life and separation from God, spiritually dead. God could've left us there, but He didn’t.

    There is hope.
    He loves us. 
    He had a plan, and that plan was Jesus!