Category Archives: Origin of Sin

Deep confession of sin

Here is an opportunity to find and celebrate the mercy and grace of our God at a much deeper level. Continue reading

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The truth is that every Jekyll has his Hyde, whom he cannot control and who threatens to take him over. But no human being is irredeemable.

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What about Cain?

What do we learn about the sin nature from Cain? For all that has been written about the fall of humanity, very little is focused on Cain. Check the major works of theology on this theme and you won’t find substantive consideration of Cain. Why is this? Continue reading

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Two highly recommended books

1. The Contemporary Christian: Applying God’s Word to Today’s World, by John R. W. Stott I enjoyed every page of this book. I have returned to it a number of times and believe that it continues to speak with refreshing insight. I wish every … Continue reading

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Evil from childhood?

Five essential personal applications. Continue reading

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A danger to ourselves

Our demand for freedom without limits has contributed to profound short-term thinking and devolved into forms of self-serving individualism that threaten the stability and future of our communities and, perhaps even, our nation itself.
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Confused about God in a world of suffering

In our efforts to understand how God relates to the evil actions of humans (or even to His own acts of judgment), we must make some important distinctions concerning God’s will. Continue reading

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A Great Statement of Faith

The essence of God’s action in wrath is to give men what they choose, in all its implications: nothing more, and equally nothing less. Continue reading

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Sin is wrong and dumb – a form of self-abuse

Here is a deeply insightful reflection from one of my favorite authors, Cornelius Plantinga, Jr. It’s a bit long but well worth reading and discussing.   “The shortest and clearest way to state the relation between sin and foolishness is … Continue reading

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Leading our children to faith in Christ

How can we lead them away from bad behavior and commend them for good behavior while teaching them how desperately they need God’s grace as sinners? Continue reading

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