Lesson 4

A Course in Reformed DoctrineLesson 123456, 7 (review lesson), 8910111213, 14 (review lesson), 151617181920, 21 (review lesson), 222324252627, 28 (review lesson)

Memory Work:

Q1. Why does Adam’s sin make us sinful?
A. Because Adam is the father of us all.

Q2. Is every person in the world a sinner?
A. Yes, everyone is born with a sinful nature.

Q3. What does it mean that we have a sinful nature?
A. Sinful thoughts, words, and deeds come out of our hearts.

Q4. Does God punish men for their sin?
A. Yes, both in this life and in eternity.

Q5. Why does God punish sin?
A. Because He is a righteous and holy God.


Talking Things Over:

  1. What does Jeremiah 17:9 say about the heart of man?
  2. What were the results of sin upon Adam? Eve? Satan? All men?
  3. Show from Romans 3:23 that God is not unfair in punishing us for our sins.


Words to Remember:

Penalty – God punishes man for his sin. The penalty for sin is death.
Sinful Nature – the sinful heart and life with which each person is born.
Original Sin – the sin of Adam that brought death to all men.

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