The Relationship Between Sin A


Is there a reason for sin and suffering? It is obvious the two are directly related in the Bible. In the Old Testament we see Saul/Paul feeling the wrath of God when he killed innocent people, as a king. Adam and Eve were expelled from the garden of Eden when they took fruit from a tree which God told them not to do. Today though, nd suffering is not so clear. We see poor, starving people in Africa. They suffer terribly, but there is no evidence that they haved sinned to the extent of being starved to death.
Sin and suffering have been interpreted in different ways by different aspects of Christianity. Conservative Christians believe the Adam and Eve story to be literal history, and ...

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Is sin free will? Or is it something we are born with; something we have inherited from Adam?
The Westminister Larger Catectism summarises the Biblical teaching of sin itself. It takes Paul’s argument : “The wages of sin is death” in Romans.(6.23) Like this verse, many books in the Bible see the punishment for sin being death and going to hell. Another punishment for sin is Alienation. Alienated from our God, our neighbour, and our enviroment and through this alienation we will suffer greatly. John called Alienation, “ The most dreadful of all sin’s consequences.”
Suffering is part of the process of death and decay.
Before the fall in the garden, Adam and God could talk and communicate; through simple obedience and trust. (their mutual understanding) When Adam ate the fruit and God tried to find them they ran and hid. Their spirits died because the friendship and mutual understanding between them was lost.
It is said that Adam and Eve ...

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