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A Desire

14 June 2011 by Matt Gumm

Q. 24. What is sin?

A. Sin is any want of conformity unto, or transgression of, any law of God, given as a rule to the reasonable creature.

Sin is something that goes against what God says in the Bible. For example, God says in the Bible "Do not steal." If we go out and steal a candy bar from the store, then we are sinning.

Sin is caused by Satan tempting us, but it also comes from our own heart. When Adam and Eve sinned at the beginning, all of their offspring were born with sinful hearts. We are born into this world with a desire to sin. The only way that we can be rid of this desire to sin is when we trust in Jesus Christ our Savior, who is God’s son. When we do this, God changes our hearts to want to please him instead of ourselves.

That doesn't mean we stop sinning. We still make sinful choices. However, God cares about us so much that He provided a way for us to get to heaven even without being perfect. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16, ESV

A. Gumm, age 12

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