This article was originally written for Rooted Ministries. It’s pretty clear there’s a problem. Every day, every hour we’re given palpable evidence of mankind’s rampant sin and wickedness. There’s definitely something wrong with the world around us. All over the globe we see widespread death, starvation, and disease. We see reports of unbridled, unchecked injustice, genocide, terrorism, and racism. We hear of “wars and rumors of wars” (Mt 24:26), all of which point to man’s utter depravity and futile search for peace. We know there’s a problem, and that problem is sin (whether admitted or not). But there’s a lot of confusion surrounding and what exactly “sin” is — not what it looks like (we recognize that on a daily basis), but what sin is in its essence, at its core.