Why Do People Sin?

All people are sinners, yet only some of them are saved from their sin.

Why do people sin? Romans 7:19-20 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now, if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is a sin living in me that does it. Here are some encouraging scriptures about sin.



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If Christ has died for me, ungodly as I am, without strength as I am, then I cannot live in sin any longer but must arouse myself to love and serve Him who has redeemed me. Charles Spurgeon

Romans 6:14-15  For sin shall no longer be your master because you are not under the law but under grace. What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but grace? By no means!



Why Do People Sin And What Is The Remedy?




Have You Ever Wondered About Sin?


Why do people sin? It is because of original sin. We cannot stop sinning on our own. We need the Holy Spirit to help us.

Why Do You Sin?

Why do people sin? We sin because we are sinners, and that is what we naturally do. We sin with our thoughts, words, and deeds. Jesus was tempted with sin, yet he did not sin.

Since you and I are human, we, unfortunately, do still sin! It will not be until we die and go to heaven will we understand why do people sin?

The question ought not to be why do people sin; the question ought to be why not? I have been partaking in sin my entire life (unfortunately, you have too). To answer the question, why do people sin, we need to understand who we are by nature.

We sin because we are sinners, and that is what people do naturally. Besides that, yes, there is pleasure in sin. The so-called “pleasure” is short term, but the pain it leaves behind lingers on.

We sin with our thoughts, words, and deeds! Sin comes from the disobedience of Adam and Eve’s original sin in the Garden, and it has followed us to the present time in our society. When we trust God to be our Lord and Savior, we no longer have to bear the consequence of our sin. Jesus has already done that for us on the cross; all we need to do is to accept the payment that Jesus has paid for our sins.

Although we do sin from time to time, we need to confess our sins because God is faithful and will forgive us of our sins. We need to turn away from our sins and walk closer to God. ~ Bill Greguska


The Screwtape Letters Written By C. S. Lewis


Understand That You Are A Sinner!

  • If you want to be a Christian, you must understand that you are a sinner Romans 3:23
  • That your sin is a rebellion against God Psalm 51:4
  • Imagine every time you have lied, stolen, lusted after someone, hated someone, disobeyed your parents, or used God’s name disrespectfully. You will never be good enough to enter Heaven on your own merit Ephesians 2:8-9
  • Committing even one sin deserves judgment Revelation 20:12
  • According to God’s law, James 2:10, no amount of good deeds can ever erase your sin.



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Let not a libation of tears be the only offering at the shrine of Jesus; let us also rejoice with joy unspeakable. If we have need to lament our sin, how much more to rejoice at our pardon! ~ Charles Spurgeon

Romans 7:15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do, I do not do, but what I hate I do.


Sin Keeps Us From God; There Are Two Types Of Sin

  1. We sin by not doing something that we ought to do is called a sin of omission that is more with words and deeds.
  2. We also sin by doing something that God instructs us not to do is called a sin of commission, which is with thoughts, words, and deeds.




Are You A Good Enough To Be Able To Get Into Heaven?

If you are lost and want to get out of the confusion of sin, pray to God to help you. Then open His Word, the Bible, for some answers!

All of this is “original sin,” the sin that is hardwired in us as a result of Adam’s sin. So, we keep sinning because we can’t help it! You ask yourself, why do people sin? Everything from seemingly harmless untruths to murder.

There is worse news than that! Those who have not placed their faith in Jesus Christ must pay the penalty for these personal sins, as well as inherited and any other transgressions. There are different types of sin, but all sin is sin in God’s eye. It is a refusal to do God’s will.



Are All Sin The Same To God?

  1. Are All Sins the Same in God’s Eyes? Billy Graham Association 
  2. Are All Sins Equal Got Questions 
  3. Are Sins Equal? John Piper video/text 
  4. Are Sins Equal? Christian Apologetic ministry 
  5. Are All Sins, Equal? Apologetics Press.
  6. Does God View All Sins the Same? A more extended version of this 1-minute devotion



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