HamartiologyThe Study of Sin
We believe the Scripture reveals three categories of sin: Imputed Sin, Inherent Sin, and Personal Sin:
At conception God credits to every member of the human race the responsibility and penalty for Adam’s sin (Romans 5:12; 5:18–19; 1 Corinthians 15:22).
Inherent Sin (Sin Nature)
Every person inherits a sinful capacity that causes and leads him to commit personal acts of sin (Romans 6:6; 7:17–18; Ephesians 4:22).
Any lack of conformity to the will of God in word, thought, or deed is an act of personal sin against the Lord (Mark 7:20–23; Romans 6:12–13; 2 Corinthians 10:5; James 3:5–6).