When I ask ‘Why do we sin?’, I am not referring to committing a crime or breaking a commandment from the Bible.
What I want to know is why is there ‘Sin’ in the first place? Where did sin come from? What is its origin?
The first reference to sin in the Bible is in the Garden of Eden. After Eve was deceived and Adam sinned, God banished them from the garden to a life that included pain and eventually death.
Wait… Did you get that? I said after Eve was deceived… and Adam sinned!
What Eve did, by disobeying God and eating the forbidden fruit, was definitely sin, but it is important to realize who committed the real ‘Sin’ before God.
This is very important. Especially in marriage. We have to understand the order of creation first, then the roles in marriage, and then we can establish that it was Adam’s responsibility to lead his wife in their marital relationship.
This is why Romans 5:12 sort of ‘blames’ Adam for bringing sin into the world.
Sin entered the world because one man sinned. And death came because of sin. Everyone sinned, so death came to all people.Romans 5:12
Adam had the responsibility to lead and since didn’t protect his wife from the snake’s deception, Eve was deceived and Adam sinned.
Adam sinned because he didn’t put a stop to the manipulation that Satan was causing in his bride. He was responsible.
I will state again that what Eve did by disobeying God’s command, was still a sin, but she wasn’t aware of it. She was deceived and then to make things worse, she motivated Adam to sin with her. Yikes!
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