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Sin might be overrated

November21

Trust me to get into a debate over Eternal Sin with an overheated Evangelical Christian Apologist /1 at Starbucks.

Currently, my understanding of Eternal Sin is recently exampled as denying Christ rose from the dead. It’s apparently not enough to believe God is HUGE and Christ forever changed the world.  But, you have to know, in your heart, he is risen – otherwise you are doomed.

To wit… I am being advised that most sin is forgivable except not knowing Christ rose from the dead.

So… For me, sin represents a paradox.

Here are some questions…

What if you believe in, and follow, the teachings (certainly the spirit) of Christ. But, you don’t have the conviction (don’t know) he is risen?

Is sin a state-of-mind?

Where does situational ethics come into play relative to sin?

Is sin real?

The Big 3 religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam require fear of eternal damnation to drive conversion and/ or acceptance.  So, sin has great marketing driving it.

More later.  This is only the beginning for me (or, maybe it’s the end).

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

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1/  In this particular instance my protagonist was not my great friend John Stein.

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