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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 6022 sin, causes of
6022 sin, causes of

6022 sin, causes of

Sin is the result of the fall, at which the creation rebels against God its Creator.

Sin as a result of the devil’s activity

The devil’s instigation of the first sin Ge 3:13 See also Ge 3:1-6; 2Co 11:3; Rev 12:9

The devil’s role as tempter 1Th 3:5 See also Mt 4:1-11 pp Mk 1:12-13 pp Lk 4:1-13; Mt 6:13

The devil as the source of sinful behaviour Jn 8:44 See also Jn 8:38,41; 1Jn 3:8,10

The sins of angels 2Pe 2:4 See also Jude 6

Sin as a power in the world

Sin’s reign from the time of Adam Ro 5:12 See also Ge 4:7; Jn 8:34; Ro 5:21; Ro 6:16

Sin uses the law to provoke sinful desires Ro 7:5 See also Ro 7:7-12; 1Co 15:56

The world is under sin’s dominion 1Jn 2:16 See also Lk 21:34; Tit 2:12

Sin is rooted in human nature

The human heart is dominated by sin Jer 17:9 See also Mt 15:19 pp Mk 7:21-22; Ro 1:24; Heb 3:12

Human nature is fundamentally opposed to God Ro 8:5-8 See also Ro 7:14-25; Gal 5:17-21; Eph 2:3; 2Pe 2:10,18

The act of sinning

Sin results from giving in to evil desires Jas 1:14-15 See also Ro 13:13-14; Jas 4:1; Jude 16

Sin results from the human desire to be like God Ge 3:5 See also Isa 14:12-14; Eze 28:2

Sin results when the body is placed at sin’s disposal Ro 6:13 See also Mt 5:29-30; Mt 18:8-9 pp Mk 9:43-47

Sin results from the influence of others 1Co 15:33 See also Ex 23:33; 1Ki 11:3; Pr 1:10; Pr 22:24-25

The seriousness of leading others into sin Mk 9:42 pp Mt 18:6 pp Lk 17:1-2 See also 1Co 8:9-13

See also

4025world, the
6154fall, the
6166flesh, sinful nature

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