Sin is an offense against God, but it also has human consequences. When we revolt against God, we do not treat our fellowman right. Paul wrote: "Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like;" (Galatians 5:19-21).


Cause of Sin

The cause of sin is selfishness -- self-love. Those who revolt against God become filled with pride. The love of money, the sin of drunkenness, and the perversion of sex come out of self-love, and a disregard of others.

What is the ultimate result of sin? Having chosen sin, we are in desperate circumstances. We are separated from God in this life (James 1:13-15). The result is separation from God forever.


Cure for Sin

Yet God has given His Son as a sacrifice for our sins so that through Him we might receive release from guilt and sin. "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God" (John 3:17, 18).

Those who believe in Christ are commanded to "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins;" (Acts 2:38). Those who gladly receive the way of salvation in Christ shall be saved -- saved from the guilt and final consequence of sin.

Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me" (John 14:6). You cannot do away with sin and its results in your life, but Jesus can! Believe in Him and take Him as your Lord and Savior by obeying Him. If you do, He promises to save you in heaven.

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