Does Evil Breed Evil? What You May Not Know About Sin

Zach3000Starred Page By Zach3000, 27th Jan 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Do you think that one evil act produces a ripple effect that multiplies exponentially down the line, affecting many others in the process? Read to learn more about this concept that is not often explored by philosophical thinkers.

One Bad Egg

Have you ever heard of a child being labeled a "bad egg."

I have, and sadly, even this hurtful label can stick with a person for a long time.

The sad thing is when a child is labeled this, he will wear this label for the rest of his life, as if under a self-fulfilling prophecy, unless he learns that God will help him overcome all things, including past failures.

Sin Stains Future Generations

There is a saying about sin that I want to share with you:

Sin will take you farther than you want to go,
Sin will leave you longer than you want to stay,
and Sin will cost you more than what you want to pay.


The simple definition of Sin is: Rebellion against God.

We all know the master of all deception, Satan, leads this rebellion, as he was not willing to be the head angel (named Lucifer) under God.

If the history of Satan intrigues you, perhaps you should take a moment to refresh yourself on the history of his fall, shared in my Wikinut series, here.

Perhaps the most well known example of Sin is when Eve took and ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden, found in Genesis. Adam followed suit, after seeing that she ate of it and was okay.

Little did they know that this act of rebellion would forever ripple down throughout the generations...

Repercussions To Die For

Ever since this faithless act in the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve passed down the Sin Nature to all humans following.

God laid out the punishment in Genesis 3:16-19:
To the woman He said,
“I will make your pains in childbearing very severe;
with painful labor you will give birth to children.
Your desire will be for your husband,
and he will rule over you.”

To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’
“Cursed is the ground because of you;
through painful toil you will eat food from it
all the days of your life.
It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.
By the sweat of your brow
you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
and to dust you will return.”

We must always remember that there are consequences to our Sins that are beyond our power to stop.

Don't Get Pricked By That Thorny Rose

Those who study the Bible find that it wasn't until the first Sin by Adam and Eve, that things were a lot different in Creation before Sin brought evil that was beyond comprehension.

Thorns did not exists, neither did pestilence, nor killing of any kind.

The lion literally laid down with the lamb in peace.

Can you imagine such a scene of peace?

We can't possible fathom such a scenario, with violence taking place every day all over the world. People killing people for reasons they don't even know, or even worse, for being different.

If you currently live in a country with freedoms and personal liberties, now is a good time to be thank God for everything you are blessed with.

Something I think we can all agree on, is that the world was a lot better before Sin came upon the scene.

Practical Application

Now it is time to let the "rubber hit the road."

What can we apply from this article?

For starters, when a person does you wrong, don't think of all the evil things you can do it return. Trust me, it comes naturally. Instead, take a break, and cool down, and try to get a hold of yourself.

I'll be honest, this part is not easy. That's is why you need a reliance on God to help you control your flesh and your desire to repay evil for evil.

Ask God for the strength and peace to offer forgiveness to the person that wronged you.

Until you can stop this vicious cycle of evil breeding evil, Sin will take you to places that you never wish to go. It is up to you to choose God, and He will help you overcome evil.

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Adam, Bible, Breed, Breeds, Egg, Eve, Evil, Garden Of Eden, Genesis, God, Nature, Rebellion, Sin

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author avatar ittech
28th Jan 2012 (#)

Wonderful piece of writing. This is mind-blowing stuff, my friend.

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author avatar Retired
28th Jan 2012 (#)

I follow the principle of do as you would be done by, what you don't want happening to you, don't let it happen to others. But that doesn't mean you take the pain lying down and bow down to the lion or get slaughtered just because you are a sheep, stand up and fight back and trust me God will understand why too. Its not evil but its the choice of how you try to voice it that makes all the difference.
Some resort to just walking away with their respect and life intact while others choose methods of getting rid of their nemesis in manners indescribable some of it could include spiritual warefare.
While Eve did take the apple from the tree at the beckon of the snake, Adam could have said no I cannot take it and walked away. There would have been sulking and probably a lot more anger etc. but it would have been sorted out when God came to speak to them as he did each day.
Its not the disobedience that cost them the Garden of Eden but the choice of choosing to eat the forbidden fruit which brought about destruction and pain.
Evil to me is an adversity and a stepping stone to success as you learn from your experience and combat it in the best way possible. The safest thing to do is walk away from evil and temptation only combat it head on if it is a question of life and death.
I have done it and honestly, it takes a lot of will power to stay clean when you amidst evil but it is possible.
Sin is anything that is going against the principle of Do as you would be done by and above all in keeping with the commandments of life that were brought forth by Moses who wrote the first five books of the Old testament which included the story if Adam and Eve.
That is what I follow in my life and was brought up with it.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
28th Jan 2012 (#)

Food for thought, Zach. I have lived a life of forgiveness that gives inner calm and able to face reverses with equanimity. My master is my conscience, inner self. Agreed, to forget the hurts is not easy but what I learned from childhood stands me in good stead - forgive them for they know not what they do. But it is up to society to enforce rule of law to guide and punish the guilty. Otherwise, some take advantage of the innocents who form the majority everywhere - siva

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author avatar Denise O
28th Jan 2012 (#)

Your words are so true. I have witnessed revenge eat up a person and it is not a pretty sight. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
28th Jan 2012 (#)

Thank you, Zach. A wonderful page, so enlightening. Of course, as Silva says, it is up to society to enforce the rule of law but if we everybody followed the teachings of Jesus, we would be in Utopia.

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author avatar Twe Stephens
27th Feb 2012 (#)

there was no apple in the garden, and you ignore the sixth day creation... but good article

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