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Sinner

Origin. Rising elsewhere, sin “came into the world” (Rom 5:12) when Adam succumbed on being tempted by another. The full responsibiltiy for the presence and consequences of sin in the world, nonetheless, fell full weight upon man. Man sinned, man must die. Death itself silences every attempt to transfer even partially man’s guilt upon Satan in whom sin arose and by whom man was tempted. Neither sin, nor death itself for all its finality, is the last word about the sinner, for if “by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead” (1 Cor 15:21). If sin (and death) was projected through a demonic temptation as a possibility, and through Adam’s transgression entered the world as an actuality, sin (and death) is also cosmically defeated and abolished in man’s world and history through God’s Man, Jesus the Christ. Through Christ sin is undone and forgiven, death ends in resurrection, sinners become saints, and he “who has the power of death” is destroyed (Heb 2:14)