A Theological Reflection on the Concept of Sin in Christianity

Peter Addai-Mensah

Issue: Vol.1  No.4 August 2020  Article 1 pp. 106-109
DOI : https://doi.org/10.38159/ehass.2020081   |   Published online 26th August 2020.
© 2020 The Author(s). This is an open access article under the CCBY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


The concept of sin is a phenomenon that no one can gloss over. It is a reality. It permeates the whole of human existence. All the major religions in the world grapple with it as far as relationship with God is concerned. This article discusses the concept of sin. It looks at it from the point of view of Christianity. The article examines how various scholars have defined sin from their own perspectives. It looks at the types of sin, how sin originated and made its presence in the world and the consequences of sin. Finally, the article accounts for the theological implications of sin. It points out that among other things: sin destroys the relationship between God and the human person; separation from God because of sin leads to death and destruction; the concept of sin necessitated the coming of Jesus Christ to bring salvation and liberation to the world. The article does not use a case study. The author uses the literary approach and therefore uses library sources.

Keywords: Sin, Christianity, Theological Implication.

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Peter Addai-Mensah(STD) is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Kumasi and a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Religious Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST), Kumasi-Ghana.. He has authored six books and co-authored six other books. He has eighteen articles to his credit. His areas of research are Theology and Spirituality.

Addai-Mensah, Peter. “A Theological Reflection on the Concept of Sin in Christianity.” E-Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences 1, no.4 (2020): 106-109. https://doi.org/10.38159/ehass.2020081

© 2020 The Author(s). Published and Maintained by Noyam Publishers. This is an open access article under the CCBY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).