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The corruption of sin occurs internally and is then expressed by our external actions. (The embodiment of sin had utilized manipulation and justification, nor acts of violence, to deceive Eve into eating the forbidden fruit and committing the first act of sin.)
Sin separates us from God and his salvation as each sinful deed is an act of rebellion, defiance and disobedience against God’s command. Sin exploits our doubts regarding God so we suppress and reject him. Expressed in Romans 3:11 “there is no one who understands there is no one who seeks god”. The nature of sin inclines and empowers us to rebel and repel the truth and God’s salvation so we glorify substitute images rather than the creator. The symbolic representation of this act was expressed through Adam and eve’s disobedience against God after the serpent manipulated god’s words. Through this commitment of sin, they replaced God from his throne/rank in their life and instead praised their opinion to be more valuable and important than god’s word or promise.
It is not that we don’t possess the capacity for light or God but rather that we love the darkness in some way or form. The bible refers to this as the fleeting pleasures of sin in Hebrew 11:25. Sin has corrupted us to take pleasure in sinful deeds. Therefore, we aren’t repulsed by the temptation of sin instead we’ve become addicted. The serpent took advantage of eve’s doubts and twisted God’s word with false allegations and promises, so she was inclined to take pleasure in the act of defiance, only after being confronted, did she actually fear god’s wraith and begin to rationalize and justify her disobedience. Through sin’s deception, its pleasure and corruption we are prevented from comprehending or fearing God and the inevitable backlash of our sinful actions and desire despite knowing that there are consequences. This is expressed in Romans 3;18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes”
Romans 3:13-17 describes how our rebalance has led to a lack of relation with God and without his limitations or boundaries, we have corrupted any shred of purity and god’s image within us. Romans 3 15-17 (“Their feet are swift to shed blood; ruin and misery mark their ways, and the way of peace they do not know”), refers to how our deeds have demolished God’s creation as mankind have continued to venture away from God and his guidance. Our sinful nature has allowed us to express ourselves through acts of violence and power, (such as conflict, war, politics, vengeance, law and other impulsive actions) and without God’s restraining bounds, man are swift act upon these deeds.(Romans 3:13-14) refers to how our tongue are poison and death to god’s creation and bring destruction to everything around us. A vital verse in the bible says that our tongue and produce life or death.
So though being created in Gods image, Adam and eve were corrupted by sin and therefore our nature too is morally corrupted causing us to adapt to the ways of sin, (Romans 3:10 “There is no one righteous, not even one) so he created Jesus who is a more resilient and selfless version of Adam. (Romans 5:6-8) You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.)