Some would give the answer that sin is avoidable. That it is possible for a man to be perfect from the moment of birth to the moment of death. But as discussed in more detail in previous posts, Scripture is clear that such a situation never occurs. Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins (Ecclesiastes 7:20).
Sin has been present in every human society throughout all of history. It affects every person, regardless of time period, color, nationality, or religion. Therefore, a simple conclusion can be made: Sin is universal and unavoidable because men see sin as sweet, enjoyable, and worthy of delight.
Scripture often speaks of the desire of the flesh (Galatians 5:16). The apostle Paul also discusses this subject throughout the book of Romans. In Romans 7:14-25, Paul writes extensively of the ongoing struggle between his desire to do good and the desire of the flesh (Romans 7:14).
I highly recommend reading all of Romans 7:14-25 (and reading the whole book of Romans for that matter). However, here is short expert from Romans 7 which sums up Paul’s struggle:
For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man, but I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death? (Romans 7:22-24).The apostle Paul wrote this after he was converted (reading the whole passage in context will make this statement more clear). If this was the state of the apostle Paul as a believer, then what must be the state of the unconverted man?
Why Is Sin Unavoidable? (Part 2) - The Christian Worldview
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How Bad Is Sin? (Part 4) - The Christian Worldview