God is the Author of Sin

In my years working with sin, I have come across the notion many times that it is imperative that God not be directly responsible for, or the author of, sin. This is typically accompanied by logical conclusions based on the ‘goodness’ of God, that if God is the embodiment of good, it is impossible for […]

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What is Sin? Conclusion

In the last three blogs, I have laid out my evidence that sins are more than mere spirituality, and they are more than mere action. They are emotional, relational, psychological, physical, and spiritual. They are free and willful decisions, not accidents. A sin is a choice to go against God’s will for your life. It […]

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What is sin? v. 3

Over the past couple of posts, I’ve highlighted my interpretation of the first 6 commandments in an attempt to show the world that sin is more than merely a spiritual affair. It’s more than simply going against God’s will, it involves everything that we are as embodied humans, crafted with a brain and a whole […]

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What is sin? v.2

Previously we reviewed my definition for sin, commandments 1-3, and their involvement in every aspect of created existence, that is mind, body, and heart (emotions). Today we continue with commandments 4-6. Commandment 4 –┬áHonour your mother and father. Let me begin by saying that this does not mean listen to whatever your parents tell you […]

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“What is sin?” v. 1

At an event recently, a conversation led to the realization that there are many different interpretations of what sin is. Everyone seems to agree that it is “missing the mark” or “going against the will of God” but how people interpret both of those things seems rather wide-ranging. For instance, a Romanian Orthodox Priest challenged […]

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Further Thoughts on Sin

As I move into the second half of my dissertation project, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to make my case for fear as the root of all sin. It struck me recently that sin is a choice. When something terrible happens unintentionally, it is not considered sinful unless a previous┬áchoice was directly responsible […]

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MBTI Christianity: J vs P

This is the final pairing of the MBTI personality index. It describes how you like to interact with the world outside of yourself. Once again to MyersBriggs.org for definitions: Judging (J) I use my decision-making (Judging) preference (whether it is Thinking or Feeling) in my outer life. To others, I seem to prefer a planned […]

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