Believe it or not, it begins with man being a sinner. The word ‘sin’ means “to miss the mark”.
We fall short of God’s perfect character.
The bible says, “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God…” (Rom. 3:23)
There are 3 ways that we can sin:
First - We can sin by just thinking evil thoughts such as hate, lust or being greedy.
Second - We can sin by speaking evil such as gossip, lying or cursing.
Thirdly - We can sin by doing evil like stealing or sexual immorality.
Even if we have done more good than bad, God is the standard of perfection and says,
“Whoever shall obey the whole law, and yet sins in one point, he is guilty of all.” (James 2:10)
Now this puts God in a dilemma.
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