We’re looking at the basic beliefs of the Christian faith, and there’s no way to do that without getting to what the Bible says is wrong with us. It’s really obvious to everyone that human beings can do an awful lot of very bad things, really evil things. But why? Sociologists will say unjust social conditions and that oppression will result in violence. But the real problem is what made the oppressors oppressors. The Bible tells us that the root problem is inside of us.
Have you faced yourself? Do you know what’s in your heart? Do you know what you’re capable of? If you grasp the biblical doctrine of sin, you will be forced to answer all of these questions. Today we’re going to look more closely at the story of Adam and Eve in the garden and learn about 1) the root of sin, 2) the essence of sin, 3) the signs of sin, and 4) the solution for sin.