LESSON 3: THE EFFECTS OF SIN
Why are we so interested in the subject of sin?
A. Because when Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden it affected
every one of us.
B. Because we need to know that there is a cure, a remedy for sin. We
will study more about this cure in the next lesson. It is important right now
that you KNOW there is a CURE for the sin problem and the cure is found only in
What has sin done to the entire human race? What does it do in the
A. It causes separation from God. Notice that this separation is caused
by your sins and iniquities. This is not a condition God really wants for you or
B. It brings the sinner into bondage and slavery. This means that a
person just can’t stop sinning when he wants to. It also means that a person
cannot decide how much sin he will commit. As sinners, people end up doing
things they never thought they would do—it just seemed that they could help
C. All who die in sin are lost forever. The Bible uses the terms “the
lake of fire” and “hell” to describe this condition of being lost forever.
9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell.
sinner is dead spiritually even though he might be very much alive physically.