This paper under the headline 'Christianity and Sin" focuses on the fact that the concept of sin holds a very relevant position in all the major religions of the World, with each of them having their own philosophies and interpretations on this concept. …
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“As per Christianity, Adam and Eve were the first man and woman, respectively, who were created by God. God specifically instructed Adam to refrain from eating the forbidden fruit. Despite that divine order, Adam chose to have his own way and ate the fruit, before making Eve do the same, and thus paving the way for the origin of sin in the World. There are various interpretations about the reasons for Adam defying the order of God, and the same cannot be dwelled upon in this essay, owing to the paucity of space. But there is one point on which the various schools of Christianity agree upon, in this context – immediately after the aforesaid forbidden act, the souls of Adam and Eve got disconnected from God, before both of them met with the physical death. Owing to this misdeed of the first man and woman, each and every person of the subsequent time started to be a sinner right from the time of their birth.”1
It was highly unfortunate for the World that just because of the misdeed of two people; the entire mankind got condemned to be sinners. There had to be some form of redemption for humanity. Finally, God decided that there can be only one way in which mankind can be saved from these flames of sin – The blood of someone who is totally flawless and perfect has to be shed, and in his suffering people will be purified and they would be redeemed from sin! At this juncture, the question that arises is “Who can be so flawless and perfect? It is next to impossible to find a person who is totally free from sin.” But this question is not without an answer, with the answer being that there can be only one who successfully meets the criteria of perfection – God himself!
As matters stood as discussed in the preceding paragraph, God decided that the one who would be making the supreme sacrifice of atoning for the sin of mankind is none other than his only son, who was born on this Earth as Jesus Christ.
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