Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and
sin is lawlessness. (1 Jn 3:4) Sin is ignoring the Law
of God.We recongnize murder, theft, lying, adultery,
hatred, profanity and all manner of sin exist today.
Isn't it true that the world is in chaos because of sin?
In order for us to acknowledge there is sin in the world,
there must be a law in force that indentifies sin as sin.
The Old and New Testaments agree, "The soul who sins
shall die...For the wages of sin is death...(Ez 18:20;
Rom 6;23. It's impossible for sin to exist unless there
is a law that defines it.
We can apply this principle to the beginning of time,
when there were only two created persons on the planet.
God instructed Adam and Eve, "You are free to eat from
any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree
of knowledge of good and evil...(Gen 2:16-17).
God warned they would die if they sinned by ignoring
this simple law. Doesn't history record that they ate from
the prohibited tree? And what happen? They suffered
spiritual death immediately and physical death eventually.
That's the wage of sin!
But if God hadn't laid down the law, they could have
savored the succulent fruit without suffering consequences.
With a law to break, they could not have been guilty of
lawlessness."Sin can't exist unless there is a law in place
to define it.