Tag Archives: Sin

Light and the Darkness

As I’ve been reading the gospel of John, I’ve noticed how much he talks about light (16 times in his gospel; 5 times in his first epistle), and this started me on a journey into the significance of light in … Continue reading

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Our mission is reconciliation

I believe our mission as followers of Christ is primarily to be God’s conduit for reconciliation. It’s not our job to fix people. We’re not good at fixing people. It’s God’s job to fix people because He is good at … Continue reading

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Why we needed fixing

As we approach Easter, the question Jesus asked His disciples is again a relevant one: “Who do you say that I am?” Many religious people accept Him as a great teacher, even a prophet. But neither of these make Him … Continue reading

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Joy restores our vision

How we see ourselves has a lot to do with how we see others and how we see God. We were made in God’s image, but making God in our image is a deeply ingrained human habit. Why is this … Continue reading

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The sticky thing about right and wrong

One does not need to see the horrific scenes of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to be reminded that the world is not as it should be. It’s far more subtle. It’s ubiquitous yet unseen, tragic yet strangely expected…it’s so…self-reflective. … Continue reading

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The Tragic Flaw

Whenever I tell an atheist or skeptic that God didn’t kill Jesus but we did, they get all riled up, usually saying things like,“I wasn’t there 2,000 years ago…don’t blame me!”  Of course, you weren’t there and, no, I’m not … Continue reading

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Missing the mark

In modern Christianity, we tend to look at sin as a violation—breaking a list of God’s rules that requires punishment. While this view is not necessarily wrong, especially under the Law, it still “misses the mark,” if you will, because it prevents us … Continue reading

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Saving Easter – part one

In my last post I asked a couple of questions. First, where in the Bible does it actually say that Jesus paid for our sins? The second question was, if Jesus did pay for our sins,  who did He pay, … Continue reading

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A question about the incarnation of Christ

I have a multiple-part Christmas question for your consideration today. It’s purely hypothetical and in context with what I’ve talked about here. What if Adam had never fallen? Would Christ still have come in the flesh? Why or why not? … Continue reading

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God cannot look at sin…really???

Can God not look on our sin? Are His eyes actually too pure to look on wickedness? This post is a continuation of our look at our deeply held, but conflicted, assumptions about God. You can find the last four … Continue reading

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