Lawlessness [1 John 3:4] or transgression of God's will, either by omitting to do what God's law requires or by doing what it forbids. The transgression can occur in thought [ 1 John 3:15, word [Matt. 5:22], or deed [Rom. 1:32].

Mankind was created without sin, morally upright and inclined to do good [Ecc. 7:29]. But sin entered into human experience when Adam and Eve violated the direct command of God by eating the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden [3:6]. Because Adam was the head and representative of the human race, his sin affected all future generations [Romans 5:12-21]. Associated with this guilt is a corrupted nature passed from Adam to all his descendants. Out of this perverted nature [on your way to HELL] arise all the sins that people commit [Matt. 15:19].

God could've made Adam so that he could not sin but He didn't. We must believe that in some way sin subserves the eternal purposes of God. Without sin, there could be no redemption and hence no need of Christ's death at Calvary to redeem us from sin. Sin is the means God chose by which to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ as Redeemer.

Sin in itself is not good but when viewed in the total overview of God's plan, it is one of those things which "works together for good". This verse does not say all things are good but that "all things work together for good" {Romans 8:28}.


No person is free from involvement in sin [Rom. 3:23]. 

God is holy and cannot sin [James 1:13]. Jesus Christ, the Son of God who came to earth in human form, is also sinless. His perfection arises from His divine nature, as well as His human nature [1 Peter 2:22].


The Bible does not give a complete account of the origin of sin. God is in no way responsible for sin. Satan introduced sin when he beguiled Eve. But the Bible does not teach that sin had its origin with him either. Sin's origin is to be found in humanity's rebellious nature. Since Adam and Eve rebelled against the clear command of God, sin has infected humanity like a dread malignancy.


themselves is shown, by requiring them continually to confess their sins, and to apply by faith to the Blood of that sacrifice. Let us plead guilty before God, be humble, and willing to know the worse of our case. Let us honestly confess all our sins in their full extent, relying wholly on His mercy and truth through the righteousness of Christ, for a free and full forgiveness, and our deliverance from the power and practice of sin.