Is This a Sin?
Dear friend, have you ever heard the word "sin"?
Sin - is when you think, say or act badly in the eyes of God. For example, when you think bad things about others, envy, resent or even feel angry. It is when you say bad words, swear, or lie; or, when you act badly - take things that do not belong to you, disobey your parents, fight, and do some wicked things. All of this the Bible calls sin. This problem is not only yours. The Bible says in Romans 3:23, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
Sin lives in all of us. How did this happen?
It happened a long, long time ago.
The first people Adam and Eve lived in a wonderful place called the Garden of Eden. In the Bible it says, that God was with them, and that they could talk with Him. God told them, that they could eat everything that grew in the garden, everything except the fruit from one plant: “And the Lord God commanded the man, ‘You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” (Genesis 2:16-17)
One day, when Eve was walking through the garden, a serpent spoke to her. The Serpent was the Devil, there is nothing good or kind inside this being as it is the embodiment of evil. He hates humans and his desire is to destroy us. The serpent asked Eve, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden?’” (Genesis 3:1)
Dear friend, from that day, many years have passed, but the Devil continues to spread doubt in the hearts of people. Eve did not see the danger in talking to the serpent and continued to talk to him. She replied to him, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” (Genesis 3:2-3)
But the Devil lied to her. “‘You will not certainly die’, the serpent said to the woman. ‘For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.’” (Genesis 3: 4-5)
Eve began to doubt the words of God. So, she took the fruit of the tree and ate it. Then she shared it with Adam, and sin entered into their lives, and death entered into their lives, in spite of the fact that God’s plan for them was to live eternally in the Garden of Eden.
When we doubt the truth of God’s Word, we stop being obedient to God, and begin doing what we want - we sin. When we sin, death enters inside of us and separates us from God.
The example of Adam and Eve, is for all of us. We hear what the serpent tells us. He wants us to doubt the truth of God’s Word, and, the moment the doubt enters us, we begin acting as we want. We turn away from God’s plan he has for our life, and do not allow the love of God to work through us. He can do supernatural things in your life, only if you allow Him.
The Bible says, “This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.” (Deuteronomy 30:19). God did everything, to restore your communication with Him. Jesus Christ, God in human form came into this world, and freely accepted death on the cross. Jesus carried the punishment of every person, so that you could have life eternal.
If you want to restore the relationship with God, pray with us: “Heavenly Father, I have sinned, but I believe, that Jesus Christ, the Son of God died for my sins and on the third day he rose again. Please, forgive me and be my God and the Lord of my life. In Jesus Name. Amen.”
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