How did Sin form and where did it originate. Was it made from God?
1. There is something wrong with the system, a flaw in creation.
2. Someone has sabotaged the system by introducing a deadly virus into the system.
3. Those who have operated the system have created the problem.
I. What happened to bring about the change from the end of Genesis 2 to the end of
A. The freedom to reject God.
In order for this relationship between God and man to be a love relationship, the human
creatures God made had to have the freedom to reject God if they so chose.
The crucial issue is to realize that God placed some limits on the relationship He had with
If they obeyed him and refused to eat from the fruit — then they were acknowledging their
choice to live in fellowship with Him.
If they disobeyed him and ate from the fruit of the tree — then they were acknowledging their
choice to reject him.
B. They needed an opportunity to exercise that freedom.
II. Why are all of us sinners?
Rom. 5:12 “Wherefore, as by one man (not Satan) sin entered into the world, and death by sin;
and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:”
Romans 5:18: “Therefore as by the offense of one judgment came upon all men to
John 1:11-13″He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received
him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his
name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of