Because salvation is God’s solution to the problem created by sin, the extent of sin’s damage determines the scope of the solution.
It wouldn’t be a solution were it unable to solve the problem, no matter what the size of the problem.
What do the following texts reveal about the scope of the sin problem? How have you experienced it yourself or seen around you the reality of these texts?
Who among us hasn’t known deeply, personally, and painfully, just how bad the sin problem is? We live every moment of our lives with the reality of sin and its effects. Every aspect of human existence on this planet is, to some degree (a great one, in fact), dominated by the reality of sin. From politics to the innermost recesses of the human heart, sin has infected the race. It is so bad that, without a divine solution, there would be no solution. How grateful we should be that the solution has been given. It’s called “the plan of salvation,” and its purpose is to solve the problem of sin.