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Category Archive: Hamartiology (Sin)

The branch of theology which studies sin; the doctrine of sin.

Aug 07 2012

Should Christians Shun Homosexuals?


There’s been a lot of talk and news reports over the recent controversy with respect to Chick-fil-A’s president public opposition to homosexual marriage. The controversy is not a new one and it won’t be the last time. It is said that Christians are not tolerant towards homosexuals. I looked up the word tolerance to ensure …

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Aug 01 2012

God’s View of Sin


Some people confuse different sins as more acceptable than other sins. In fact, the Catholic church makes that distinction with “mortal sin” (really bad) as opposed to “venial sin” (not so bad). While Protestants don’t make that distinction in their theology, many hold to that view even if subconsciously. It would be helpful to understand …

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Jul 30 2012

Eternal Security, a License to Sin?


  One of the most heated controversies in Christianity  has to do with  Eternal Security, or whether it is possible for someone who is saved to lose their salvation. The aim of this post is not to debate eternal security, but rather to address one of the arguments raised against it by people who believe …

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Jul 25 2012

Why Do We Sin If We Are A New Creation?


It is helpful to understand our nature as Christians in order to understand the struggle that Christians endure with respect to sin. A Christian is more sensitive to sin and the more mature a Christian is, the more sensitive he or she is to sin. In Romans chapter 7, Paul goes into great detail discussing …

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May 22 2012

If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off


A number of years ago, I was reading an article about a Christian who was having trouble overcoming a sexual sin.  He was found profusely bleeding as he tried to hack off his sexual organ. Fortunately, he was found in time to be saved from bleeding to death. He apparently took  Matthew 5:29-30 literally which …

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