The conversation between Eve and Satan at the tree is the best place in the Bible to answer the question, “What is sin?” This story describes how “sin” first infected our planet.
How we understand sin has important implications and is foundational for how we read the rest of the bible. Is sin a quantity that we could hold in our hands? Is sin something that can be transferred from one person to another? Does sin do its own punishing or does God need to impose a painful penalty for sin? Ultimately we would like to understand how the death of Jesus is involved in solving the sin problem.
In the video below, Dr. Brad Cole narrates his powerpoint slide presentation.