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build and integrate a more coherent and comprehensive understanding of God's word and theology.
Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all
sinned (Rom 5:12). What is sin and how is this related to temptation?
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1. Culture defines sin as the commission of an act, an action of behavior. How does the Bible define sin
(Jam 1:14-15; 1 Pet 1:14)?
Contrast this definition with the Greatest Commandment (Mark 12:29-30)? How would
you define sin?
3. When you have a good grasp of God's word and an understanding of His definition of terms, you'll understand the sin in the
Garden (Gen 3:4-6) and God's statement to Cain (Gen 4:6-7).
You'll also understand why it was impossible for Jesus to consider sin (Matt 4:1-10).
As you review these events, do you see how deceit works? For greater discussion, share your observations in the context of deceit
(Jer 17:7-10; Rom 1:24-25;
Tit 3:3; Heb 5:11-14;
1 John 2:15-17)?
4. What does Satan test when he tempts? What does God test when He tempts?
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