"sin separates us from God"

No. sin separates us from God, so our relationship with God, made right by grace through faith, has been disrupted by sin.>>>guanophore

Originally, I mean from the first Adam, sin separated us from God!

If sin then is separation, what then was the original (sin) cause of separation?

If, knowledge of good and evil brought about separation (Sin) as in: Gen 3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

For this cause than are we become separated or in a state of sin.

Now, the question is, can we be born in the flesh and not have the ability to have intelligence? Yes, if we are born with a brain disability.

Does that individuals soul fit the qualification of knowing good and evil?
No! The qualifications for separation (Sin) fit only those who have the ability to reason, to make choices between what is good and what is evil.

That ability is God given, God instituted and as a vessel in the Potter’s hand, marred.

God (The Potter) corrects the marred vessel by again, out of the same lump recreate a vessel of perfection. (Jesus)

Sin (separation) gap, bridged! And all without our help!

That’s what is exciting, good news to us all, for while we were subjected to vanity, yet while in vanity, we were subjected by the same in hope, in the new creation in Jesus.

Now, to distinguish between God’s works for salvation and mankind’s work’s for rewards or punishment, is our behavior.

Behavior is conditioned upon our abilities to discern right from wrong, good and evil via our knowledge gained and the presence of God in our lives as our inner conscience.

Hence: Gal 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

Therefore, in the flesh are we accountable for our sins.


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