Essay On The Doctrine Of Sin

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Semone McElroy Theo 202-003 Hamartiology Paper The Doctrine of Sin It would be amazing if we lived in a world where there was no sin. No temptation or the lust of the eyes or the flesh. But because of Adam and Eve, we as humans have a sinful nature. When one studies the nature of sin, one can come across Hamartiology, the Doctrine of sin. Sin can lead many people in dark places, it can affect the personality of the people, and we can allow sin not to control our lives. Sin can lead many people in dark places. We live in world where some people do not question their moral values or question the way they live their life. But as Christians, we are called to live a life like Jesus. But because of are sinful nature, sin can gripe us and lead us into many dark places where one may stop believing the purpose that God has given unto them. Sin is introduced in the Book of Genesis. In Genesis 4:7 it states, “If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must…show more content…
We all have a sinful nature and have fleshy desires, but it does not mean we are suppose to give in to it. God intended for us to live a life where we didn’t have to choose from good or evil, but because sin entered this world man has a nature that commits sin and opposes the character of God. Even though we come into this world already have sinned it does not mean we should be in a perpetual state of continuing to sin because we have a nature to do so. The book of 1 John touches on the subject of sin it states, “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” (1Jn 1:7 [ESV]). Once we confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and we believe that sin does not control us we can begin to walk right with the Lord and live a life where we don’t find our identity in the sins we

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