It has plagued man from the beginning until this present time.
Many people try to say that sin is all right as long as you don't kill anyone.
Whether you kill someone or speak one deceptive word, God views it the same way.
Today, let's look at the very anatomy or "Make up" of sin and see just how serious this matter of one little sin is in the eyes of an Almighty Sinless God.
It Separates One From God.
Adam and Eve.
Israel - Isaiah 59:1-2 "Behold, Jehovah's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save: neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated
between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you, so that He will not hear."
Alienated from a life with God - Ephesians 4:18.
Cut off from God.
It Produces Spiritual Death.
Adam and Eve --- "Ye shall surely die..."
They were created SINLESS.
Death starts from a Spiritual separation from God.
Israel - Ezekiel 18:20 "The soul that sinneth, it shall die..."
Will be cut off from God.
Romans 6:23 -- (Sin earns something)
It Destroys A Person's Health.
Example: Accidents connected with SIN:
Drunk driving (1000's)
Ungodly relationships -- (Diseases)
Even sinful thoughts
It Is Engaged In By All Men Everywhere.
No man is sinless but the blood of Jesus can keep him clean. (I John 1:7)
It Is A Transgression Of The Law.
I John 3:4 --- "Every one that doeth sin doeth also lawlessness,; and sin is lawlessness."
God has always had a standard:
Adam and Eve -- "Don't eat".
Noah -- "Build an ark".
Israel -- "Follow me".
Now -- "Obey my will".
Sin Is Deceptive.
Proverbs 14:12 --- "There is a way that seems right..."