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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 6023 sin, universality of
6023 sin, universality of

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 subjection 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 pp 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 pp 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 pp 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 pp Mk 10:18 pp Lk 18:19; 1Jn 1:10

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

Ge 5:24 Enoch; Ge 6:9 Noah; 1Ki 15:5 David

Jesus Christ alone is sinless

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

See also

2075Christ, sinless
5020human nature
6160fathers, sin of

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