Week 3 - Original Sin - TGT

August 21, 2016 Speaker: Mark Schulz Series: Strengthen Your Core

Topic: Core Doctrine Scripture: Genesis 3:1–7, Psalm 14:1–3, Romans 5:12

Are you a sinner because you sin, or do you sin because you are a sinner? In other words, are the sinful things we do the signs of an inner condition, or do are sinful acts create the reality that we are sinners?

God’s Word teaches that we are born as sinners. Even before our first sin the propensity to sin is part of who we are. This sinful nature (original sin) existed in our parents, in their parents, and so on back to our first parents: Adam and Eve. And that sinful nature will remain in us until we our relationship with our God is fully restored in heaven.