Thursday, May 7, 2009

Hate Crimes, Sex, and the Love of God

A fantastic and thoughtful post by Douglas Wilson. I'd be interested to hear others' thoughts on it, especially the distinction he draws in how we respond to sin in terms of failure vs. rebellion.


Darius said...

I'm not sure that I'm completely thrilled by the use of "rebellious sin" versus "failure sin" since all sin is rebellion against God. Perhaps a better way to view it is as pharisaical sin versus tax collector sin. Or as the sin of the sick versus the sin of the "healthy."

That said, I'm sure Wilson would agree with me that all sin is ultimately rebellion, and I understand and agree with the point he is making. I just don't want anyone to read that article and think that some sin is just a "slip up" from an otherwise good person.

Darius said...

What I think is so great and important about this article is the idea that Christians who sin but admit that what they've done is wrong and cling to the cross is not the same as Christians who sin and claim they've done nothing wrong. Our churches are full of people who are unable to make that distinction (because Jesus said not to judge, even though He also said to throw an unrepentant person out of the Body), thus the dearth of church discipline and the popularity of the Emergent Church.