Sin is hamartia in the Greek and is composed of two words, ha meaning negative and meros meaning form. It means to miss the mark. Thayer’s Greek Lexicon defines it as a failure to miss the mark. He goes on to say that in Greek writings, it was used primarily to describe an error of [...]

Adam’s Trespass

Romans 5:15 tells us that many died because of Adam's trespass. They didn't just die physically; they experienced death (i.e., sickness, disease, lack of any kind, etc.) because of his trespass. The word trespass in Greek is paraptoma. It's two words, para, meaning close beside or an intimate connection, and pipto, meaning to fall away or abandon. -- Adam's [...]