Sunday, June 13, 2010

Two interesting thoughts on Sin

From Jakob Ganschow's "The Greatest of All"
What then, is the essence of sin? John Piper argues that it is when we love things, chose things, or do things that shows we do not value God above those things. In essence, we fall into pride (which Luther further argued is the root of all sin), look to ourselves, and declare for whatever point of time "I will be like God and worship myself for I am greater than these rules!" That really is the essence of sin and the root of all sin because it's your self elevation.
Yoshiyahuin in reply to the above
All sin, at its core, is a perversion of something good. Pride, while very much the original sin, is no different. And when we choose to sin, our intent is as important as our actions. To do something that you believe is sin (even if it isn't) becomes sin for you simply because in your heart you rebelled against God.

Two interesting thoughts on Sin.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

What kind of society have we become if we can't say what we mean anymore?

What kind of society have we become if we can't say what we mean anymore?
While he was talking about undo Apple Hype, that line struck me as too true for our entire culture.

The Verbose Philosopher: False hypevertising - Apple does it again

What are your thoughts?

Monday, June 7, 2010

Would people go to a church where. . .

Would people go to a church where there is one attraction - God? Why lower our standards to make the unsaved, unsaved churchgoers?
Quoted from a friends status.   I think this sums up the problem with hyper-marketed churches.  They spend huge amounts of money on being as cool and trendy as possible to attract young twenty-somethings, often at the sake of Biblical teaching.

What are you thoughts?