Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Great Discussion on Sin...

Scot McKnight over at Jesus Creed from time to time will post in a series called Letters to Emerging Christians. In this series he posts a question someone has sent him on some aspect of belief, church, and/or theology.

Today he posted a question someone asked about sin and the nature of sin. I was delighted and edified to read Scot's response. Here's an excerpt to whet your appetite:
Now this leads me to this: Sin is whatever impedes the flow of human life and our world into that everflowing perichoretic loving dance within God. Whatever resists it; whatever works against it; whatever breaks down human union with God; whatever distorts the world’s design to participate in that dance is sin. This also means that whatever impedes proper love between humans and humans or between humans and this world is also sin. The law comes in merely to clarify where love is breaking down. Defining sin by ignoring love misses what sin really is.
You can read the entire post here.

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