The cause: Adam and Eve.
The history: Genesis 1:6.
“The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.” (Genesis 6:5)
430 years in Egypt
40 years in the desert
400 years of Judges “In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit.”
Israel, the Northern Kingdom, 9 dynasties, 200 years of kings, all of them evil
Judah, another hundred years of increasing evil
From Malachi to Jesus, another 400 years of sin
“And where there is no law there is no transgression” (Romans 4:15b).
“But whoever has doubts is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin” (Romans 14:23).
“Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness” (I John 3:4).
Sin is ubiquitous.
“As it is written: 'There is no one righteous, not even on…