The Nature of Sin – Romans 6:12

  1. The Nature of Sin – Romans 6:12
    1. Sin is: – Rom. – 6:16
      1. Sin is a Fact – Gen. 4:7
        1. A fact of experience. – I experience it in my own heart.
        2. A fact of observation. – I see sin in others
        3. A fact of revelation. – Sin is revealed in the Bible – Genesis 6:5,6
          1. The policeman pursues it.
          2. The physicians prescribes because of it.,
          3. The law discovers it.
          4. Conscience condemns it.
          5. God punishes it.
          6. Nobody likes to say “Commit it.”
      2. Sin may be defined but cannot be explained. – John 8:34
        1. To explain sin is to explain it away.
        2. Sin had no place in the original creation.
        3. Sin is a parasite that sucks the soul dry.
        4. Sin made its appearance in a garden of delights.
      3. Sin is: – John 16:8 “And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin.
        1. A Cheat. – It promises pleasure and pays off in pain.
        2. A deceiver. – It promises life and pays off in death.
        3. A destroyer. – It promises profit and pays off in poverty.
        4. Moses looked at sin and chose to suffer affliction with the people of God, rather than enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.
    2. Sins True Definition:
      1. “Sin is any lack of conformity to, or transgression of the law of God.”
      2. “Sin is any lack of conformity to the law of God, whether in act, disposition, or state.”
      3. The Apostle John: “Sin is the transgression of the law” – I John 3:4b
      4. Sin is violation of the moral law of God and cries out for just retribution.
    3. Sin is: – John 16:9
      1. Missing The Mark.
        1. Missed the Mark in rejecting the Son.
        2. Missed the Mark in serving after salvation.
        3. Missed the Mark in faithfulness.
      2. Man turning aside. –Isaiah 53:6
      3. Competition with God.
        1. In authority – you bought with a price. – I Peter 1:18,19
        2. Adam and Eve decided to become independent of God and create their own law.
        3. They rejected the law of God and became a law unto themselves.
    4. Sin is Certain.
      1. The Reality of Sin
        1. Ask Adam if sin is real in his loss of Eden.
        2. Ask Cain if sin is real in his cry – “My punishment is greater than I can bear.
        3. Ask David when we hear him say – “I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.”
      2. The Potentiality of Sin
        1. The sin committed reveals a heart of rebellion.
        2. The sin committed reveals a mind bent to the world.
    5. Sin Forgiven through a Mediator. – Romans 5:15
      1. Sin is God’s competitor
      2. The Savior is God’s Mediator –
      3. The First Adam Competed with God for Sovereignty and ruined us all. – I Corinthians 15:45
      4. The last Adam, Jesus Christ, cooperated with God for our salvation.
      5. The first Adam said – “I will.” – Genesis 3:6 – “He did eat.”
      6. The last Adam said – “Not my will, but thy will be done.” – Matthew 26:39
      7. The last Adam said -: I delight to do thy will, O God.” – Psalm 40:8
      8. God’s will led Him along the rough road of suffering through gloomy Gethsemane to bloody Calvary where Jesus cried – “It is Finished.” – John 19:30

Romans – 6:11-14

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