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    June 28th, 2012 @ 10:44 am by Kevin

    After reading my post yesterday, the ever-faithful and always thoughtful Drew Smith called my attention to an excellent piece over at Undeception that covers some of the same ground, particularly the all-important question of how we define sin. Why is this all-important? Because if we diagnose our condition incorrectly, our treatment of said condition (or our assumptions about how God will treat said condition) could be deadly. A brief excerpt:

    If, as the Orthodox have always proclaimed, sin is sickness of the soul eating away at the children of God and a corrupt will is an aberration, God’s behavior in the “sinners choose hell” explanation is directly equivalent to your watching idly as a mentally ill person deliberately walks up to and disturbs a rattlesnake, followed by your shaking your head sadly at their poor choice and the fact that they will soon die of poison. “It’s a shame, but it was her decision.” If there is a perfect, absolute good – which few Christians would deny – then without their Creator’s miraculous intervention humans are either incapable of recognizing it or incapable of choosing it. Neither can be credibly blamed on the sinner. God must assume responsibility.

    You can read the rest of the post here. It’s part one of a three-part series.

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  1. Perfectly said and expressed. Gotta Facebook this one.

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