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Concerning Sin: It’s Nature, Extent and Penalty

The Nature of Sin

1. According to Dr. Grudem: Sin is any failure to conform to the moral law of God in act,

attitude or nature.

2. According to our experience: Sin is painful, destructive, foolish and wrong.

3. According to the Bible: Sin is lawlessness. 1 John 3:4

The Extent of Sin

1. It did not begin with God. James 1:13

2. It is not on equal standing with goodness.

3. The created beings originated sin. Isaiah 14:12-15; Gen. 3:1-19

The effect:

1. It ate away at truth.

2. It ate away at moral standards.

3. It ate away at identity and purpose.

4. We suffer from inherited sin. Romans 5:12; 18-19

The Penalty of Sin

We all earn death and separation from God. Romans 6:23

What about Christians who sin?

1. We can expect a broken fellowship with God. Eph. 4:30

2. We can expect to be disciplined. Hebrews 12:6

3. We can expect life and fruitfulness to be damaged. John 15:4

4. We can rely on God to keep His word. 1 John 1:8-9; 3:2