Sin is whatever we do that doesn’t conform to God’s will and purposes. Sin is terrible because it severs us from God, the source of life. That’s why sin leads to death. Even sins that don’t seem so serious are signs that we are fallen, that we’re turning against God. Sin can manifest itself personally (why do I do the things I know are wrong or harmful to others or hurt the heart of God?) and also systemically (why do certain institutions or politics or even churches seem to be drawn into sin’s orbit so that injustice and dishonesty flourish?). Sin is like an infection that spreads and then leads to death.
Trevin Wax born in Tennessee, is a scholar/author/professor who works at LifeWay. His favorite movie is It's a Wonderful Life, his favorite smell is bacon, his first job was at McDonalds, and when not engaged in academic rigor he enjoys riding his bike.