John 16:8 And when He [the Spirit] comes, He will convict the world concerning sin and concerning righteousness and concerning judgment: (9) Concerning sin, because they do not believe into Me; Rom 5:12 Therefore just as through one man [Adam] sin entered into the world, and through sin, death; and thus death passed on to all men because all have sinned--
Sin is related to Adam [the first man], for it was through Adam that sin entered the human race. We were born of sin in Adam. If you were born in Adam, you were born a sinner. In fact, we have been sinners for six thousand years. Although, as a man, you might be only twenty-two years of age, as a sinner, you are six thousand years old. There are no young sinners. Every sinner is very old, as old as Adam. We are not sinners because we sin. We sin because we were born sinners. The sin here [v.9] is the unwillingness to be translated from Adam into Christ. If people wish to remain in Adam, it means that they want to remain in the old realm and not move into the new realm, which is Christ... You do not need to rob a bank, deceive your husband, or lie to your parents. You may be a gentleman, but as long as you do not believe in the Lord Jesus, you are destined to perish. The unique way to escape from your sinful situation is to believe in the Lord, and the unique sin that qualifies you for perishing is not to believe in Him. Therefore, the key today is whether we believe or not. If we believe, we shall be translated out of Adam into Christ. But if we do not believe, we shall perish.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-Study of John, pp. 433-437. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: email@example.com.
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