This short post covers the gist of his main points. He tries to provide an answer to this thorny question. Great for students in Phil. 101 and other interested readers.
A small percentage of people are anxious about this, but what does the Bible say? Can people commit even this sin?
Consider the parallels in the long table in this post. It reveals who we are. God’s gigantic global project for us humans is to lift us out of our mammal-sin nature and recover the image of God in Christ.
“All sins are the same! Sin is sin!” I have heard this confusion even from pastors. So how can we blame the laity if they get it wrong?
Are we body and soul? Or are we body, soul, and spirit? It’s not as clear-cut as most Renewalists believe.
We live in a society that degrades humankind with cursing people, promiscuously sharing our bodies with various partners, and doing drugs. God calls us to something higher.
What does the Bible say? It has the best revelation on the sexes, clearer and superior than any modern worldview.
Whether it is original sin, or the sins we actually commit, the solution is the same: Jesus and his sacrificial, atoning death.
It’s a word that is unpopular today, but it is thoroughly biblical and accurate about human nature. This is post is full of easy-to-follow word studies. A solution is offered!
Sometimes the church can be self-righteous and condemn a sinner in the name of holiness, ignoring mercy. Or it can be permissive in the name of mercy, ignoring holiness.