How did sin come into the world?

The Bible teaches that sin came into the world when humans disobeyed God. They acted independently and chose to do what they wanted, not what God had commanded. This broke their relationship with God. It is the same for everyone who does not trust in God’s words of love and wisdom:

 Everything that does not come from faith is sin.[25]

We may experience temptation but our actions are our own responsibility:

 Each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.[26]

Like Buddhists, Christians believe that sin defiles and obscures our mind. However, the Bible demonstrates that humans are spiritually dead because of sin. We cannot clean our own hearts by our own works, because these works are also defiled. We need a Saviour who has never sinned to clean our hearts and make us alive spiritually.