I. The Reality of Sin (Corruption)

The Bible says “for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23 ESV)

This statement from Romans 3 is one reason we believe that people are guilty of living in rebellion against God. We believe that some men mistreat women, and some women mistreat men. The reason this happens is because human nature is broken, and as a result we are not always able to live in peace with people who are different than us.

We also believe God is watching all of this happening, and He is not happy about any of it. Here is one example of a comment made in the Bible to let us know how dissatisfied God is:

“God looks down from heaven on the children of man to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. They have all fallen away; together they have become corrupt, there is none who does good, not even one.” (Psalm 53: 2-3 ESV)

II. The Results of Sin (Corruption)

The results of sin simply means the world no longer works the way God intended. There is some serious corruption in human nature, and it shows itself everywhere on a regular basis.

Here are some examples of the damage sin does to people in our world.

#1. Sin is the reason people think the Old Testament narrative is not historically accurate.

#2. Sin is the reason people think Jesus was a political reformer, a teacher of ethics, a man of compassion who cared about the poor and marginalized while they reject his claims of deity.

#3. Sin is the reason we are not more intentional about making disciples.

#4. Sin is the reason we have people who consider themselves Christians without taking the time to carefully examine every part of the Bible.

#5. Sin is the reason people are indifferent to God’s existence and unaware of the contents of His character.

#6. Sin is the reason people are claiming science and the Christian religion are incompatible.

#7. Sin is the reason we have had women competing with men, and are now seeing men become women and compete against biological woman.

#8. Sin is the reason people enter the marriage relationship with a partner they cannot live with and then decide to end the relationship in a divorce.