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6023 - Sin, Universality of
All human beings sin and are guilty in the sight of God on account of an inherently sinful disposition, which can be traced back to Adam. Acts of sin thus arise from a sinful human heart. The basis of cleansing and cancellation of “original sin” is the atoning death of Jesus Christ.

    Adam, the cause of universal sin
        Ro 5:19 See also Ge 3:1-24; Ro 5:12; 1Co 15:22

    The universe is in subjecction to sin
        Gal 3:22 See also Ro 5:21; Ro 11:32

    Sin is inherent in human nature
        Sinfulness from birth
        Ps 51:5 See also Job 25:4; Ps 58:3

        The sinful heart
        Ge 6:5 See also
        Ge 8:21; Ecc 9:3; Jer 17:9; Mt 15:19; Mk 7:21

        The sinful nature
        Eph 2:3 See also Ro 8:6-8; Gal 5:19-21

    The universality of sin
        No-one is righteous
        Ro 3:9-19 See also
        Ps 5:9; Ps 10:7; Ps 14:1-3; Ps 53:1-3;
        Ps 36:1; Ps 140:3; Isa 59:7-8

        All have sinned
        Ro 3:23 See also Ge 6:11-12; 1Ki 8:46;
        2Ch 6:36; Ecc 7:20; Isa 53:6;
        Ro 1:18-32; Jas 3:2

        Everyone is sinful in God’s sight
        1Jn 1:8 See also Ps 130:3; Ps 143:2;
        Pr 20:9; Isa 64:6-7;
        Mt 19:17; Mk 10:18; Lk 18:19; 1Jn 1:10

    Some characters in Scripture are
    described as being blameless in
    comparison with their contemporaries

        Enoch: Ge 5:24 (walked with God)

        Noah: Ge 6:9 (perfect in his generations)

        David: 1Ki 15:5 (did that which was right)

    Jesus Christ alone is sinless
        Heb 4:15; 1Pe 2:21-22 See also
        Isa 53:9; Lk 23:47; 2Co 5:21;
        Heb 7:26; 1Jn 3:5




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