Wednesday, November 12, 2008

What's sin?

2 Samuel 12:9 indicates David despised the word of God. The aim of the lesson, “When Tangled in Sin,” is to help class members confess their sin. Through the law we become conscious of sin (Romans 3:20b). While not exhaustive, Jesus named a number of sins in Mark 7:21-22, and Paul made a list in Galatians 5:19-21.

My point is to use the Word to help members recognize their sin. Articles like this one indicate the need is great! Here is a clip from the article:

A new survey by Ellison Research in Phoenix finds 87% of U.S. adults believe in the existence of sin, which is defined as "something that is almost always considered wrong, particularly from a religious or moral perspective."

Topping the list are adultery (81%) and racism (74%).

But other sins no longer draw majority condemnation. Premarital sex? Only 45% call it sin. Gambling? Just 30% say it's sinful.

"A lot of this is relative. We tend to view sin not as God views it, but how we view it," says Ellison president Ron Sellers.

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