Why do we get punished for sin when we were born with sin?


By BibleAsk Team

Sin and Punishment

God created Adam and Eve with a perfect pure nature but when they chose to disobey (Genesis 2:16–17). Consequently, they lost their perfection and were sentenced to death. As a result, being the parents of the human race, all their decedents were also infected with the sin sickness (Romans 5:12). David the prophet said, “Surely, I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me” (Psalm 51:5). And Paul confirmed that he was born with “the cravings of our sinful nature” (Ephesians 2:3).

But the good news is that God in His infinite mercy, took upon Himself the redemption of mankind by offering His own innocent Son as a substitute for man. God offered His Son to die in the place of man so that man may obtain eternal life. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

Everyone that accepts the blood of Jesus by faith and follows Him in obedience can receive salvation and have eternal life. “to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12).

The good news is that Jesus not only offers forgiveness for past sins but also gives the grace and power to overcome the power of every sin. “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57). So the believers can declare, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).

Thus, by the sin of Adam, all the human race fell, and through the victory of Jesus all the human race can receive forgiveness, cleansing, and victory. “For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous” (Romans 5:19).

Thus, God made every provision possible to redeem the believers from the consequences of the original sin and their own sins (Romans 1:31,32). But if people still after all what Christ did, still chose to disobey, there is nothing more that can be done for them and they will have to receive the deadly consequences of sin. They are without excuse (Romans 1:20).

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In His service,
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