Sin is Broken Relationship

Adam’s sin is the sin of attempting to violate God’s person, of wanting a goal (to be like God) outside the end of being in relationship with God, walking in the evening breeze of the garden (Gen. 3:8), simply being together and sharing in God’s person.
— Andrew Root

Recently, a book by Andrew Root has helped me to think about sin and its effects in a new light.  In the following reflection on the story of Adam and Eve, Root describes how Adam’s sin problem is really a relationship problem.  Satan’s trick is to get Adam to chase a shortcut to “being like God,” which is what Adam (rightly) wants to be...