The Entrance of Sin
So through the ‘trespass’, the disobedience to God’s command, the wrong doing of Adam and eve, in their act of ‘missing the mark’, they brought judgement into the whole of creation. Everybody, everything, ‘fell’. For mankind, he is no longer immortal. He gets a death sentence. Not immediate. But he is sentenced to a sure and eventual death. Genesis 2:17 NIV: “but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.” And that consequence passed to all of Adam’s offspring. All humanity, forever, would face death. And all of mankind, would be cut-off, separated from, a relationship with God. The imputed judgement created physical death and spiritual separation from God..for all.
I Corinthians 15:22 NIV “For as in Adam all die,”
Romans 5:12 NIV “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned –“
Romans 5:18 NIV “Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men,”
As a consequence of the ‘Fall’, evil as an entity, a thing with distinct existence, took residence in the flesh of all men..all.
II Corinthians 4:4 NIV “The god (not God the Creator) of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light..”
Evil’s dominion of darkness presents itself inside our being as an alien virus or entity. It brings awareness of the knowledge of evil. Its objective is to corrupt the original operating software as designed for us by God our Creator. God designed us to know Him and to have a relationship with Him. The entity installs a default system that serves to install a blindfold over the original operating software ‘so that’ we are not able to know God and have a relationship with God. This entity, this condition of blindness, this principle that works inside us, is identified to us in the bible as ‘sin’…’sin’ as used in the singular form. The bible also uses the word ‘sin(s)’ in the plural form. Sin is what we are. Sins are what we do because of what we are. Think of ‘sin’ in the singular form as an apple tree. Think of ‘sins’ in the plural form as the apples on the tree. An apple tree produces apples.
In 1 John 3:4 NIV, John states “Everyone that sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.” Sin in its essence is being a transgressor of law. Sin means ‘to miss’. To miss a prescribed mark.
The leader of the darkness and evil is Satan (aka, Lucifer, devil). The apostle John, in 1 John 3:8 NIV, stated “He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning.”
For biblical reference to create perspective, proximity, and realm as relates to the ‘being’ of Satan, Lucifer, the Devil, see Ezekiel 28:12-17, Isaiah 14:12-15, and Revelations 12:7-9 NIV: “And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down – that ancient serpent called the devil or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.” (Does this ‘serpent’ mentioned in Revelations remind you of the ‘crafty serpent’ in Genesis?)
John 8:44 NIV Jesus said …”He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
We have talked a lot about darkness and evil. Thus it is good for us to be reminded that God has always been and remains in full control of the destiny of planet earth, and you and me. The dark side has never been in control. The bible does not reveal to us the full mind of God, His plans, or His reasons for doing what He does or doesn’t do.
Isaiah 55:8-9 NIV: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Colossians 1:16 NIV, “For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him.”
God is good and light. 1 John 1:5 NIV, states “God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all.”
(Coming soon…the way out of the Darkness)