CRIME OF HUMANITY

INTRODUCTION

Crime of humanity originated in the Garden of Eden; taking away what God intended for mankind.  It not only affected Adam and Eve but the whole human race.  They were driven from the Garden; no longer having access to the Tree of Life.

Sin entered into the vocabulary of man.  Sin embraces wickedness of every kind and is an offense committed against God.  His command concerning the tree of knowledge of good and evil was: "You shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die" (Genesis 2:17).

Then came the voice of deceit; by the serpent: "You shall not surely die" (Genesis 3:4).  When Eve saw that the tree was good for food, pleasant to the eyes, and to be desired of; she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave to her husband, and he did eat (Genesis 3:6).  Thus began the crime of humanity; of heeding to the voice of deception and partaking of the forbidden fruit.

CRIME OF HUMANITY
MAN'S SINFUL NATURE

Crime of humanity affects mankind collectively; the whole human race, falling under the condemnation of sin, through Adam, until God provided a deliverer through His only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to lift the burden of sin from mankind.

Scripture reveals that all have sinned, and fallen short of the glory of God; being justified freely by his grace through the redemption (or deliverance) that is in Jesus Christ: whom God has set forth to be a propitiation (or atonement) through faith  in his blood, to declare the righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God (Romans 3:23-25).

OVERSTEPPING DIVINE AUTHORITY

Sin is portrayed in Scripture as falling short of God's glory; going astray like a wandering sheep (Isaiah 53:6), transgressing and overstepping the law of divine authority (Ephesians 2:1). 

Sin brings hideous results, affecting not only our relationship with God (as was in Adam and Eve's case), but also our relationship with others.  If not checked sin will destroy the natural process of every person.  One first has to acknowledge that the crime of humanity is sin before repentance comes into play.

ERASING GODLY INSTRUCTION

A crime of humanity is that it no longer fits the definition of humanity; the quality of being humane.  A speedy decline is being experienced as mankind turns its back on God and becomes less humane. 

There is a movement in America, and other once godly nations, to erase godly instruction and replace it with the fleshly desires of man.  The fulfillment of Scripture is indeed becoming a reality:  That in the last days perilous times shall come (2 Timothy 3:1-4).

The sinfulness of man has accelerated as acceptance of the previously unacceptable comes into the forefront.  There was a time, in America and other once godly nations, that those things acceptable in today's culture would have been exposed for the sinfulness they are.

SINS REACHING UNTO HEAVEN

The crime of humanity does not weigh in on believers in Christ; but the ungodly, those who have closed their ears to the truth, desiring the fleshly desires of man rather than the things of God. 

America, in its present mold, could be likened to Sodom and Gomorrah; which God destroyed, making them an example to those that afterward should live ungodly (2 Peter 2:6).  Or as Babylon which had become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit; which would be destroyed in one day (Revelation 18:2 & 8).

AN APPEAL

The descriptive crime of humanity of Babylon also included an appeal for God's people to: Come out of her, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues.  For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities (Revelation 18:4-5).  

Believers were to separate themselves from its harlot system, or else be found to share in her sins and thereby receive part of her plagues.  There is a great need today for compliance with 2 Chronicles 7:14 - "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

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