In What Sense Does Sin Obscure Reason?

  • Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, - Romans 1:21-22 KJV


"Professing to be wise, they became fools". This concept is best explained when we analyze the meaning of one of the Greek words translated "sin".

The word amartia literally means to "miss the mark". Trying to be like God, Adam and Eve ate the fruit and wound up bringing tragedy to the world. They missed the mark.

The first human beings chose their own way and drew near the tree. It was an act of independence and defiance. Our first fathers did not take the fruit intending to die. They wanted to be equal to God, but they wound up bringing death to themselves, as well as to humanity.

Sin obscures reason. It makes us believe something and leads us to do something else.


Based on I WILL GO by Alejandro Bullón

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