Approach: Reading several passages to learn about various descriptions of sin and how they differ from each other.

Hermeneutic objective: An introduction to the subtle differences in the types of sin.

Theological objective: While sin describes the moral state of human beings, there are different types of sin. Sin is all about a human being's evil desire to place his self interests above God.

The Original Sin refers to the first act of disobedience to God's word: "you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die."

Imputed Sin refers to man's legal standing before God. As a representative of humanity, Adam's singular action affected everyone's legal standing before God and everyone received the judgment of Adam's act: death.

Inherited Sin is being born with the natural tendency to sin. In one sense, the genetics of Adam and Eve was changed where the nature to sin was passed down to successive generations.

Personal Sin is the actual manifestation of a person's sinful nature and personally accountable for.