Bible Doctrine Drill – Lesson 2 – Sin
Sin is anything that we do, or say, or even think that is bad or wrong. God tells us what is right and wrong in the Bible. When the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, disobeyed God and ate the fruit that He told them not to eat, they sinned–they did something bad. This was the first time that sin entered into the world.
Since then, everyone born into the world, except Jesus, has been born a sinner, with a heart that wants to do wrong. God says that everyone sins. God hates sin, yet He still loves His chosen people, His children, even when they sin.
If we belong to Jesus, God will forgive our sins. He will give us faith and take us to live with Him when we die. Even though God loves His children when they sin, He hates their sins and will chasten them and cause them to be sorry for their sins.
1. What is sin? All the bad things we do and say and think. (1 John 3:4)
2. What are some of the bad things we do and say and think? Lying, cheating, not obeying parents, not loving God, being mean to a friend, pouting when you do not get your way, not listening in church, getting mad. (Galatians 5:19-21)
3. Who sins? Everyone.
4. Are even babies and little children sinners? Yes. (Romans 3:23; Psalm 51:5)
5. Who were the first people to sin? Adam and Eve. (Romans 5:12)
6. Does God like sin? No, He hates sin and made a terrible place to punish sin. (Deuteronomy 32:4; Hebrews 1:9; Revelation 21:8)
7. Does God hate us when we sin? Not if we are His chosen people, His elect. If we are His people, He still loves us when we sin, but He will chasten us and make us sorry for our sins. (Hebrews 12:6; Revelation 3:19)
7. What punishment has God made for sin? Eternal death in hell in the lake of fire. (Matthew 13:41-42; Revelation 21:8; Psalm 9:17)
8. How can we have our sins forgiven and not have to go to that terrible place of punishment? If we are God’s elect children, He loved us even before the world began. He sent Jesus Christ to die for our sins on the cross. The Holy Spirit will give us spiritual life and cause us to love and serve Jesus. (Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 2:24; 2 Timothy 1:9)