Created Sinless: Born a Mess

Why is it that most people, even those in the church are totally ignorant about how God
created the Earth in the beginning: versus the condition of the human family after Adam and
Eve’s fall? From Lady Gaga’s beguiling song, “Born This Way”, to gay activists’ erroneous
assumption that people who are born gay are created that way by God; the devil has truly
deceived the nations. People from every race, nationality, gender, age, social status and even
religion all struggle with some sin. However, the Bible declares that no defect, fault or
imperfection was designed or created by The Creator!
There are three crucial questions that have to be answered concerning God’s intentions
compared to Earth’s reality. The first question is how did God create man? Secondly, if humans
were created sinless, when did they become sinners? Thirdly, what were the consequences of
sin?
It is clear from scripture that God created planet Earth and its inhabitants without sin. In other
words, we are not “born this way” by God’s design as the song indoctrinates, but are
“contaminated this way” by a deadly virus called sin, that infected everything within the Earth.
God designed and created man sinless, but humans through sin were born sinful. The Creator
designed humans to love, through sin it became natural for many to hate. God’s creative plan
resulted in mankind living in paradise, contaminated genes make many struggle with violence,
even murder. A sinful nature is why Christ had to die on the cross, rather than destroy and
eradicate those born to the dysfunctional “Adam’s Family”. Romans 5:12 proclaims,
“Wherefore as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed
upon all men, for that all have sinned.” 1 Corinthians 15:22 says, “For as in Adam all die, even
so in Christ shall all be made alive.” The New Living Translation of the Bible in Hosea 6:7
informs, “But like Adam, you broke My covenant and betrayed My trust.” Again the New Living
Translation confirms in Romans 5:14, “Still, everyone died--from the time of Adam to the time
of Moses--even those who did not disobey an explicit commandment of God, as Adam did. Now
Adam is a symbol, a representation of Christ, who was yet to come.”
In Earth’s history there have only been 3 sinless humans. . Adam, Eve and Christ are the only
human beings to have lived on Earth for any period of time without a sinful nature. However,
the Bible admonishes that Adam was liable for the first sin. Scripture declares that man not
woman is accountable to God because woman is submissive to man, 1 Corinthians 11:3 (this
fact alone teaches that there was order, hierarchy and purpose for each sex in the family that
the Creator established).
That is why the Bible describes Christ as the second Adam, not third sinless person; with no
mention of Eve. 1 John 3:5 confirms, “And ye know that He was manifested to take away our

sins, and in Him is no sin.” Romans 8:3 unravels the truth about our Savior’s human form;
“Sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin
in the flesh.” Sdaglobal.org in its article about the nature of Christ identifies the key distinction
between how Jesus was born in contrast to all human beings after Eve. They state correctly that
“likeness” and “sameness” are different. Likeness means similar to, not exactly like. So, Christ’s
flesh looked like sinful flesh but was different in that it was sinless. Benjamin Rand explains it
like this, “If Christ comes in “sinful flesh,” then He is a “sinful man,” can we accept a “sinful
man” as our Savior? No, God forbid! It is true that if Christ is a “sinful man” He needs a Savior to
save Him from sin.” Sinful flesh would mean sinful blood! The old sacrificial system depended
on the blood of bulls, goats, etcetera that were to be without spot or wrinkle. These animals
though sinful were the best sacrifices available. Thus, they had to be sacrificed often (Hebrews
10:11, “And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices,
which can never take away sins.”). That is why Hebrews 10:4 instructs, “For it is not possible
that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.” Romans 10:12 says, “But this Man,
after He had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God.” Verse
14 adds, “For by one offering He hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified”.
The Bible’s definition of sin is to “miss the mark” or standard set by God. The New Testament
scriptures use the Greek word harmatia to define sin. According to Strong’s Greek, harmatia
means sin, a fault, failure (in an ethical sense), not hitting the target, an offense, guilt, and loss
(forfeiture) because missing the mark. So, sin is breaking the law because of an inability to obey
the law based on human effort, or refusing to obey the law for some reason. 1 John 3:4 teaches
that, “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law; for sin is the transgression of the
law.”
It’s ironic to note that the coercion to commit Earth’s first sin perpetrated by Adam and Eve
was solely from an external force (temptation from the devil). After Adam and Eve’s failure the
human family not only had to deal with external enticements, but every person except for
Christ now had a battle raging on the inside. The flesh became master, the conscience became
perverted, resistance to evil was capitulated and the mind became polluted and fought in
rebellion against its Creator! Proverbs 14:12 emphasizes, “There is a way which seemeth right
unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Therefore, because the law is spiritual
(Romans 7:14) and the body due to sin became carnal, the spirit had to become subservient to
the flesh (desires). Men, women, boys and girls all became slaves and prisoners to the
yearnings, desires and appetites due to contaminated genes activated by Earth’s sin virus.
What are some of the sins that have defiled humans? The Bible gives a list of many that can be
inborn. Some of the more common sinful behaviors that could be caused by genetic traits or
predisposition include: adultery, coveting, fornication, greed, homosexuality, idolatry, lying,

murder, rebellion, reviling, stealing and whoremongery (sexually promiscuous, lascivious
behavior, a man who prostitutes himself, persons involved in prostitution, lewd people). Notice
that the Bible differentiates the different kinds of sexual sin; often in the same text so that we
are without excuse. For example, 1 Corinthians 6:9 mentions 3 kinds of sexual sin. The Greek
word pornoi (has the same root as the English word pornography) means fornicator, sexually
immoral, lascivious, pervert, those who have relations with prostitutes, especially male
prostitutes. The 2nd kind of sexual sin mentioned uses the Greek word moichoi which translates
adulterer. The 3rd kind of sexual sin forbidden in this passage uses the Greek word arsenokoitai
which means one who lies with a male as with a female (male penetrates another male). Also,
in the passage Paul uses the word malakoi which translates to mean “soft ones”. Malakoi refers
to the male who receives penetration in the sexual act because he is acting as the female.
Females were designed in comparison to be soft and submissive; males were designed to be
tough and aggressive.
How strong and are overpowering are the sins caused by genetic degeneration? How much
control do we as fallen beings exercise over our behavior and will? Are some sins more difficult
to overcome than others? Or, are we all struggling and hopeless except for the miraculous
power of the Holy Spirit?
No matter which sin we talk about; from homosexuality to lying; we are all virtually helpless.
Paul addresses this issue in Romans 7 (New International Version). In Romans chapter 7 Paul
describes a wrestling match going on between his flesh (genetic make-up and what we’ve been
exposed to) and his spirit (soul or spirit is equal to the whole being in scripture, example
conscience and mind) which seeks to control him (see James 1:13-15). Romans 7:14 instructs,
“We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin.” Verse 15 submits
that our fallen nature (genetic make-up, exposure) often defeats our unfallen nature, “I do not
understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” Verse 17 verifies
the human condition, “As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.” Sin has
caused us to be double-minded and spiritually deformed to the point that without being born
again we are powerless to return to how God originally configured us to be. In Verse 18 Paul
cries out, “For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I
have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.” Paul summarizes in Romans 7:25
that his body wants to sin, yet his mind (if mind has not been given over to a reprobate mind
for habitually rejecting the Holy Spirit, Romans 1:18-26) wants to obey what is right, “I myself in
my mind am a slave to God's law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.”
Furthermore, the Bible makes it clear that before we are born we are already saddled with
many of our weaknesses and the propensity to do evil. Psalms 58:3 teaches, “Even from birth
the wicked go astray; from the womb they are wayward, spreading lies.” The transliteration of

the Hebrew word translated “wicked” in this passage is rasha which means criminal, guilty,
offender, evil, ungodly, morally wrong, condemned, an (actively) bad person. The
transliteration of the Hebrew word translated “go astray” is taah which means to wander,
stagger, to err, leads to ruin, reels, misled. Job 14:4 concurs with how a baby comes into the
world so infected and polluted that without God it would be impossible to be restored and
purged to what was intended for the infant before the foundation of the world, “Who can bring
what is pure from the impure? No one”! Job 15:14 adds, "What are mortals, that they could be
pure, or those born of woman, that they could be righteous? Perhaps the most compelling
scripture that indicts the human family concerning its depravity is Psalms 51:5. The prophet
declares, “Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.” The term
“was sinful” comes from the Hebrew transliteration chuwl, meaning to bear something, writhe
in pain like a woman in childbirth, suffering, torture, wounded, or intense suffering because of a
condition.
No matter how much we hate to face the truth; every man, woman, boy and girl is completely
sick with sin. God created (designed) people in His own image, but they were born corrupted.
Jeremiah 17:9 laments, “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can
understand it?” In this passage for the English word “heart” the text uses the Hebrew word
halleb. The transliteration of this Hebrew word is leb which means inner man, mind or will.
Also, the transliteration for the English word “deceitful” is the Hebrew word aqob which means
crooked or polluted. Paul again grieves for the human family in Romans chapter 8 (New Living
Translation) starting at verse 20-23, “Against its will, all creation was subjected to God's curse.
But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God's children in
glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as in
the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. And we believers also groan, even though
we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be
released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give
us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us.
Sometimes we write comedy in an effort to laugh rather than cry. In the lyrics to the song
written for the Addams Family comedy the writer agrees with the Adam’s Family described in
the Bible; “They're creepy and they're kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They're all together ooky,
The Addams Family. Like a runaway train, it is no wonder that Earth’s inhabitants are about to
run off the cliff; to certain destruction!
So, the next time you want to make an excuse for why your brand of sin is not sin because you
were born that way: remember we were too.
A prophet of the Living God,
Daniel Delancy