Is Sin a Person?

Pastor, just like the HolySpirit is a person, is sin also a person? Thank you for the word of God you have impacted on me, am grateful sir
~ Segun


Dear Segun,

Thank you for your encouraging words.

Sin is not a person. Sin is the result of going our own way, thus disobeying God. Sin is the English translation of the Greek word hamartia, which means “a falling away from or missing the right path” (from The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (c) 1988).