Jesus condemned sin in the flesh, how did sin get in the flesh?
ESV - 3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh.
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My short answer take on this very appropriate question is this: Sin entered into the flesh of man by direct DISOBEDIENCE to God's specific command or instruction to both Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. (We all know this story from the Book of Genesis!) One specific Food, of which was the forbidden fruit that God commanded Adam and Eve to NOT eat from "the tree of knowledge of good and evil". This was a very simple command! But, the Serpent(Satan) comes along and tempts Eve in a way that is difficult to resist. He tells her, "you shall surely not die by eating this fruit". So, we all know the rest of this event. "Both Adam and Eve did eat." Neither "knew" what death, dying, disease, destruction nor being without was like. God provided for their every need! They had no negative experiences of any sort or kind, because they were the first humans to exist; so therefore, they were so easily tempted to their fleshly desire of this forbidden fruit. And, so.....the plight of mankind's daily dealings with temptations began! We are all descendants of Adam and Eve. We are flesh. The Forbidden Fruit was flesh in botanical physical elements. All of which was, of course, created by God. Adam and Eve's disobedience is 'the genesis of sin' entering into man's body. Man is body, mind and spirit. But, God tells us that before we can "stand before God in His presence, we have to be cleansed of all unrighteousness, found pure and Holy before the Lord". (Satan started this conflict, but Jesus Christ finished it at the Cross of Calvary!). "For by God's grace, He sent His one and only son to live and then to die on that cruel wicked cross, so that anyone whom calls upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved from eternal damnation." The Bible tells us that we "will be in the presence of the Lord". (2 Corinthians 5:6-8 & 2 Corinthians 5:16-21) ~~Andy~~
In my personal opinion sin entered the flesh through disobedience. God commanded not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil Genesis 2:16-17 Genesis 3:2,3 The serpent promised the woman that if they ate they will not die but they would become like God Genesis 3:5 Eating was an act of disobedience. In the same way as the eaten fruit was digested, assimilated and became the flesh of Adam and Eve so was disobedience and rebellion. It became part of man. I am not trying to start an discussion on foods to eat and to avoid. I see food as a symbolic figure of speech. It is what is necessary for life. This is why God's plan is to cleanse His chosen people and feed them the bread of life and the water of life. John 6:35 in this chapter John 6:27-40 is quite clear that the bread is a symbol for words or commandments of eternal life, the eternal Spirit John 6:63-64 The bread is a symbol Exodus 16:4 Exodus 16:15 because the food that is eaten and what it does to man is a perfect example for what the spiritual words and commandments do the your heart,mind and soul. You are what you eat, you either feed your spirit and mind on the words of truth or you feed them on the words of lies Genesis 3:5
As I read the passage (and the events to which it refers), sin entered the flesh when humans first committed sin, as described in Genesis 3. As a result, all of subsequent humanity became sinful by nature. This inborn sin nature (the "weakened flesh" referred to in the verse) rendered humans incapable of perfectly complying with the Law given by God, thereby condemning humanity to eternal separation from God. As the verse says, because of this situation (that is, "for sin", or to resolve the separation that sin had created between God and humanity), God sent His eternal Son Jesus in the likeness of sinful flesh (but without the natural sin that all other people are born with, due to the unique manner in which He was conceived) (Luke 1:26-38). Because Jesus did not have a sin nature, and because He committed no sin during His life on earth (as no one else had done or could have done), He was therefore able to condemn sin (that is, to destroy its power, and to assure its eventual total and eternal destruction) when He allowed Himself to be put to death to satisfy God's justice for the sins of all humanity from eternity past to eternity future. As a result, anyone who thereafter put their faith in His sacrificial death and subsequent resurrection (rather than in the works of their own "weakened flesh") as the payment for their sins could be forgiven by God, have Jesus' perfect righteousness imputed to them, and receive the same eternal life that Jesus gained when He rose again.
When God began to question Adam and Eve concerning their sin (Gen. 3:11-13), they passed off the responsibility to someone else. Adam blamed Eve; she in turn blamed the serpent. But the Bible teaches that man sinned, fully aware of his actions. “Adam was not deceived” (1 Tim. 2:14). Thus the entire race fell because he deliberately chose by an act of his own will to disobey God and fulfill his own desires instead. Those desires were encouraged by the temptation of Satan, who provided the occasion for the entrance of sin into the world.
I have a quick pragmatic answer that focuses on what actually happened when Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit. Its chemistry changed their chromosomes which apparently was felt immediately. It produced within them a “sin nature” of self-preservation that wasn’t present before. Since then, all their dependents have inherited their natures through the normal process of genetics. Jesus didn’t have a sin nature because he had no earthly father.
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