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Tag Archive: redemption

Aug 16 2012

Held responsible for Original Sin?

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  It can be difficult for us to understand, and on the surface seems unjust, that God would hold us personally responsible for the original sin committed by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden thousands of years ago. After all, we were not even there when it happened, so why hold us responsible? …

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Aug 01 2012

God’s View of Sin

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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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Dec 18 2009

Our own Amazing Grace

I wanted to end this week with a positive ending to my last few posts.  Most of us have probably heard the story behind the writing of the song “Amazing Grace.”  John Newton worked on a slave trade ship.  After coming to faith in Christ, he penned the words to Amazing Grace.  This is the …

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Oct 29 2009

Legalism, are you a legalist?

The word “legalism” is a term that is frequently thrown around in the Christian community.  Christians don’t want to be known as legalists and no Christians will see themselves as a legalist.  It is critical term that Christians will use against another. How can this word be so widely used?  And why is it that …

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Sep 24 2009

Sin and Eternal Consequences

In a previous post, I was musing about how sin affects our world in which we live, the consequences in the here and now. The effect of bad behavior and sin is evident to the naked eye and senses. One simply needs to read the newspaper, turn on the television set or even observe how …

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