“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away THE SIN of the world.” (John 1:29, KJV).
The prophet and priest, having set eyes on Jesus, made this wonderful pronouncement. Notice that John did not say “a sin” or “sins” but rather, “the sin”. It denotes a specific reference. Jesus came to deal with a particular sin which was the father (root) of all sins. He came to handle the sin problem of the world. If he handles this particular sin, then rest assured, all the other sins will be handled. Praise the Lord!
What then was the sin of this world? That was the sin of Adam. We understand that Adam was the head of the entire human race. As a result of his fall, sin and death entered into the world and passed upon all men. Romans 5:12 says “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned”.
Again, Rom 5:15 also says, “…For if through the offense of one many be dead…” Notice the scripture did not say many men committed the offence but rather one man. One man committed the offense, but all men suffered the consequence. When sin entered the world by this means, death followed as a ripple effect.
This may not sound fair. However, understand that Adam, the father of all humanity had in his loins, the seed of generations to come after him. As a result, the sin affected all the seed in his loins. All men were thus sinners by default.
“…The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children’s teeth are set on edge”. (Jeremiah 31:29). Jeremiah lets us understand that the fathers took an action and the children suffered the effect of it. The father of all humanity, Adam, ate the fruit and all humanity (children) suffered for it. Adam became a sinner, so did all his children.
Sin, in essence, is therefore a nature, not necessarily an act. It is irrespective of the right or wrong you do. Psalms 51:5 states, “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me”. All humanity was born with that inherent nature of sin at work in their DNA, and are sinners. If you want to see who a sinner is, check the nature his father. If the father is a sinner then the child too is a sinner. It is an inherent nature.
John 3:5 pronounces, “Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” The only way to do away with the sin nature is to get born again. Hallelujah! Did you read that? Folks, the only way to have a righteous nature is by the new birth in Christ, just as sin too is by birth. Birthing is a universal force. Glory to God! Anyone who is born again is born of righteous Papa God! This is irrespective of his actions and inactions. Thus, if you also want to see who a righteous man is, look at the nature of Papa God in him.
Romans 10:9 declares, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved”. The scripture above did not say, you should stop sinning to get saved. It says that you get saved by believing with your heart and confessing with your mouth that Jesus is Lord. This is the way to the new nature. Any man who has not gone through this spiritual process is a sinner. A sinner is not one who drank alcohol, lied, cheated or fornicated but one who has not believed and confessed Jesus as Lord to have this new nature.
In Romans 5:18, the Bible says, “Therefore as by the offense of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life”.
Adam’s sin brought condemnation unto the entire Adamic race and Christ brought justification of life unto all who become a new race of people in Christ. The only way to escape this nature of sin, its offense and its condemnation is to be born again into Christ unto the justification of life. Hallelujah! Just change race by birth. Get born again. Praise the Lord! Shalom!