What is sin?
The word “sin” is derived from the old English word “sinnen,” which means “to miss the mark.” In other words, sin is missing the target. It’s missing the goal. It’s falling short. It’s failing to meet the standard.
The Bible says that sin is lawlessness. 1 John 3:4 says, “Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.” So, sin is not just missing the target; it’s also rebellion against God and His standards.
The Bible also says that sin is wickedness. Proverbs 6:16-19 says, “There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.”
So, sin is missing the target, rebelling against God, and being wicked.
What are the consequences of sin?
The consequences of sin are death and separation from God. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” So, the consequence of sin is death, both physical and spiritual.
Physical death is the separation of the soul from the body. Spiritual death is the separation of the soul from God. When we die physically, our soul is separated from our body. When we die spiritually, our soul is separated from God.
What is the remedy for sin?
The remedy for sin is the blood of Jesus Christ. 1 John 1:7 says, “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” So, the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin.
The blood of Jesus Christ is the only remedy for sin. There is no other way to be cleansed from sin. The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin, past, present, and future. When we put our faith in the blood of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven and cleansed from all sin.