I.Definition Any failure to conform to the moral law of God in act, attitude or nature Rom.3:23
II. Origin of Sin 1.Angels2 Pet. 2:4 2. ManGen. 3
III. Inherited sin 1.Federal headshipAdam was our representative (we sinned in him)Rom. 5:19 19 For as by the one mans disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one mans obedience the many will be made righteous.
2.Seminal headshipWe inherited a sin nature Psalm 51:5 5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
IV. Total depravity Rom. 1-3 a.Unable to save ourselvesnone seek after God
2. Degrees of sin 1. Legally all the sameRom 3:9 9 What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin,
2.Degrees of sin John 19:11to Pilate: 11 Jesus answered him, "You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above. Therefore he who delivered me over to you has the greater sin. Matt. 11:22: But I tell you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you.
3. Unpardonable sin Matt. 12:31-32 Conscious, malicious and willful rejection and slander against the evidence and conviction of the testimony of the Holy Spirit respecting the grace of God in Christ attributing it out of hatred and enmity to the Prince of Darkness…in committing that sin, man willfully, maliciously, and intentionally attributes what is clearly recognized as the work of God to the influence and operation of Satan. Grudem
V. Covenant between God and Man a. Definitionunchangeable divinely imposed legal agreement between God and man that stipulates the conditions of their relationship.
b. Covenant theology Covenant of works in Garden Covenant of gracerest of the Bible
c. Dispensationalism 1. Older viewSchofield7 dispensations
D, New covenant theology Emphasize newness of Christs workEz. 36