Hannover International Bible Church
Thursday, June 30, 2022
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Doctrine of Man and Sin

Sin entered this world through the sin of Adam, the first man, and because he was our God designated representative all sinned.[1] Therefore, all men are sinners.[2] Man is born a sinner.[3]   God tells us that man’s wickedness is great, that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart are only continually evil.[4] No one is righteous, good, or understands.[5] God, since we are born sinners, reveals that:

1.       Man cannot do good.[6]

2.       Man cannot understand the things of God.[7]

3.       Man cannot please God.[8]

4.       Man cannot and does not desire to come to Christ.[9]

5.       Man cannot change himself.[10]

6.       Man suppresses the knowledge of God that is innate to all men.[11]

Man is totally unable to do anything good in his natural state. God tells us that men are dead in their sins and worthless.[12] God tells us that man’s mind is blinded (he cannot understand), man’s will is in bondage to sin,[13] and man’s emotions are corrupted so that he does not desire or love God.

Man does not need to be reformed, but transformed! Man must become a new creation; he must be “born-again”; he must be “risen” from the dead and given new life.[14] Only God can “re-create”; “give birth to”; and raise the dead.[15] A man can be saved only by God for it is impossible for man to do anything to save himself.[16]

Through God’s revelation of man’s inability and sin we learn the absolute necessity of a Saviour and that Saviour is only the Lord Jesus Christ.[17]

 
 

[1] Romans 5:12; Ecclesiastes 7:20; Romans 3:23; James 3:2; 1 John 1:8-10

[2] Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:10-12 ,23; Ecclesiastes 7:20

[3] Psalm 51:5; 58:3

[4] Genesis 6:5; 8:21; Jeremiah 17:9.

[5] Psalm 14; 53; Romans 3:10-18

[6] Romans 3:12; 8:7-8; Ecclesiastes 7:20; Isaiah 64:6; Ephesians 2:1-3; John 15:4-5

[7] Romans 3:11; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Psalm 14:2; 53:2, 4; Ephesians 4:18; John 3:3; 2 Corinthians 4:4

[8] Romans 8:7-8; Hebrews 11:6
[9] John 6:44, 65; Romans 3:11
[10] Jeremiah 13:23
[11] Romans 1:18

[12] Ephesians 2:1, 5; Romans 3:12; Colossians 2:13; John 6:63

[13] Romans 6:20; John 8:34-35; Ephesians 2:2-3; Titus 3:3

[14] 2 Corinthians 5:17; John 3:1-8; Ephesians 2:4-10

[15] John 1:12-13; 3:8; James 1:18; Ephesians 2:4-6, 10; 4:24; Galatians 6:15; Colossians 3:10

[16] Matthew 19:25-26; Luke 18:26-27; Hebrews 11:6

[17] Acts 4:12; John 3:36; 14:6; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 1 John 5:11-12; Rev. 20:15