A Biblical Portrait of Sin
To fully understand what God accomplishes in us when
He forgives sin, it is important to look to the Bible for the
meaning of sin.
Sin in man is, first, an
aversion or turning away from God
Because they (humankind)
turned away from him
and heeded none of his ways ...
Hear, O heavens, and listen, O earth, for the Lord
speaks: Sons have I raised and reared, but they have
disowned me! An ox knows its owner, and an ass, its
master's manger; But Israel does not know, my people
has not understood. Ah! sinful nation, people laden with
wickedness, evil race, corrupt children! They have
forsaken the Lord, spurned the Holy One