The way I see it sin is the absolute worst thing that ever happened to mankind. The Sin Nature that entered Adam is so anti-life and devastating it ultimately leads to death. And death causes the human body which was so awesomely and wonderfully made, to lose its life energy and then quickly decay back to the elements to which it was first made and formed from.
Death is by no stretch of the imagination a pretty sight because it is the ultimate expression of sin and rebellion against the Creator, whereas the opposite of this death is life which comes from the Creator.
The Creator loves the creation which includes the entire ever expanding known and unknown universe. This expanse of the creation is so vast it has yet to be discovered in its entirety. This is truly awe inspiring when one dwells upon what can be seen with the naked eye of the stars and planets in the night skies.
This created universe includes an exceptional planet called Earth. Although there is much speculation about life elsewhere in this creation, thus far planet earth is the only habitable place presently known that is equipped with everything needed to sustain life as we know it.
The Creator did not create man first.
God provided everything man needed before He created him. Then once the earth was ready He formed man out of the dust of the earth, breathed into Adams nostrils the breath of life, and he became a living soul.
In my estimation this creation of Adam is why the makeup of the earth we live on is so absolutely distinctive to any other place in the known universe. This is one of the reasons why humanity is also so extraordinary. God used the elements of this earth to form and fashion the body of Adam.
Today, after many thousands of years after sin was first introduced into the creation by Satan, the earth is still springing forth life! Why? Simply put God created the Earth to be the life source and maintainer of the various kingdoms of this Earth.
So then sin is anti-life. Sin is anti everything that God had purposed for His overall plan for mankind. God warned Adam and instructed Him not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil because by doing so Adam and Eve would surely die!
Why would Adam and Eve die? Because of the rebellion of the sin nature which Adam and Eve brought upon themselves which is is anti-life!
God’s ultimate plan for mankind is for man and woman to dwell together in harmony with The Father God in His everlasting kingdom where there will be no more sin or anti-life!
The Creator’s only antidote for the sin nature which entered into mankind is His Son Jesus Christ of Nazareth who was sent by the Creator to provide an escape from the sin nature which has plagued not only humanity but the entire Earth.
Romans 8:18-22 (KJV)
18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
Therefore sin in any of its manifestations is rooted in the sin nature of man and it is not to be taken lightly. As Seymour Leven said: “. . . one must, therefore, be taught and learn the rules, practice the necessary mental and physical skills to remain upright, and then remain alert and disciplined. . .”
By knowing the rules, remaining alert and disciplined, sin may be dealt with effectively. Although sin is always present, the disciple of Christ has been given the power of the Holy Spirit to overcome the many temptations that so easily beset us.
Hebrews 12 (KJV)
12 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.