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In the last post, Is Christianity a Religion of Hate?, we considered God’s Old Testament moral law that dealt with a multitiude of sins, some of which were punishable by death. Homosexuality was one of them, but adultery, bestiality, incest, murder, sacrificing to other gods, and kidnapping, to name of few, were also listed. We discussed in that article how the Christian Church does not now possess the governmental power to enforce punishment of any kind (thankfully), but there is more to the story. And the more is this: “For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ (John 1:17). 1


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Is Christianity a religion of hate? What should Christians do when people ask, “How can you believe in a religion that commands you to kill homosexuals; that commands you to kill your son if he disrespects you? That’s insane!”

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“But sin is not just doing wrong.  The book of James says, ‘He who knows the good he ought to do but does not do it, sins.’  So sin is not only doing what’s wrong before the Lord, it’s also not doing what you know you should be doing.  On top of that, sin in its essence is taking anything other than God and making it ultimate.  Sin can be the exaltation of a really good thing—making your spouse ultimate, making your children ultimate, making the pursuit of money ultimate.  You make anything other than God ultimate, that’s idolatry—and it’s sin, even if that thing, whatever it is you’ve elevated, is a good thing.

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Here’s a portion of a message from Matt Chandler on the nature of sin. Part two tomorrow.

“I’m well aware that some people don’t believe in sin. They think it’s a fabrication on the part of religion in order to control. But even the most relativistic atheist would say that there’s something wicked and evil when you have a scenario like occurred two years ago, where a thirty-four-year-old man kicks open the door of an Amish elementary school and puts a bullet into the back of the head of eleven fourth graders. Even the most hardened relativistic atheist in that moment says, ‘That’s wicked.’ Even the guy who would say that there’s no standard of truth for everyone, there is no universal rule that says this is wrong, this is right, looks at that scene and says, ‘Something’s gone wrong here.’ The one thing we can all agree upon, whether atheist, agnostic or religious, is that something has gone deeply wrong with humanity. The largest section of books in Barnes and Noble is self-help. So something’s gone wrong. Everybody knows it. Everybody’s got a theory on what that is. Biblically, historically, in every way possible, we say that’s sin.

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