The Gospel Truth About Man

Since the original sin against God in the Garden of Eden, people are born with a sin nature, not loving God or others. The Gospel truth about man, about all of us, is we sin.

made in Gods image

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God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:26 – 27)
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sin nature

 

 

Since the original sin against God in the Garden of Eden, all people are born with a sin nature, not loving God and not loving others. God must punish us for our sin. Sin is our biggest concern as it separates us from God. It is important to understand our inner motive to seek pleasure and fulfillment because this will help us to better understand the sin nature. Scripture teaches that our fleshly desires and passions are what give birth to sin.
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sin against God

 

 

Sin, quite simply, is breaking God’s laws. God’s laws are written on everyone’s heart. People know we should not steal or murder or tell lies. It is also a sin to not do what we know we ought to do. 
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Sin must be punished

 

 

For God to not have a hell would be to make a lack of faithfulness to Him inconsequential. Theologian, Wayne Grudem, says it like this, “If God were not to execute eternal punishment, then, apparently, his justice would not be satisfied and his glory would not be furthered in the way he deems wise.”

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unable to save self

Because we are literally dead spiritually, we are unable to do anything to make ourselves spiritually alive.
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