Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Thinking About Sin

What are your thoughts?

Does God hate sin so much because it reveals who we really are?

Or does He hate it because it distorts who we really are?

5 comments:

  1. I've always been taught that it's what we really are, we are worthless without Christ. But I like that question, because I think it does distort who we really are.
    Maybe its kind of like in a marriage where the spouses really love each other, but one has an addiction. They clean spouse may really hate the spouses addiction, but not because the addiction shows who they really are, but because the addiction distorts the spouse they know and love.
    Very interesting question. Got me thinking.

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  2. I guess I'd have to think that God hates sin for a few reasons. (1) because sin is a rejection of love, which is a rejection of Him. and (2) I'd have to agree that sin distorts who we are. God is truly the only one who knows who we are, because he created us to be that. So he must hate the sin that keeps us from accepting the grace he offers to become who he made us to be. I know I sure hate that sin, and I still commit it. :(

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  3. I'm going to go with #2 - God created us to be perfect, Satan brought Sin into the world to lead us away from Him.

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  4. God is all good, all knowing, all powerful, all loving. I think God hates sin because it excludes His all good, knowing, powerful, loving design. It's essentially hurtful to Him. So, I think God hates sin because it distorts who we really are, distorts His plan for us.

    I'm reaching here...but I think sin also reveals who we really are. As humans apart from God, we are such insufferable sinners that sin reveals to us our need for God: our need for God to help us overcome sin. By being in communion with God and saying, Lord I can't do this with out you, we really come to see that sin reveals our human nature and our desperate need for God.

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