Posts tagged sin
How Can We Be Angry and Not Sin?

Jon Bloom “Be angry and do not sin” (Ephesians 4:26). Is this even possible? Not if perfect, sinless anger is the requirement, since sin infects everything we think, say, and do. But I don’t think Paul had perfect, sinless anger in mind. Paul’s point seems to be that not all anger Christians experience is rooted in the prideful, selfish soil of our sin nature...

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Nate Logananger, sin
Scripture's "Top Two" List

Ed Welch The Apostle Paul has a tendency to give us lists of sins. He gives us at least five of them.* At first glance, it feels like he is simply piling it on. But his lists include a recurring structure that brings keen insight into the human condition. He identifies the overarching category of renegade desire, and he typically calls out two expressions of this desire: sexual sin and anger.

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Nate Logananger, sexual sin, lust, sin, heart
Anger Lite: Being Annoyed but without Sin

Paul Tautges As I think about Jesus being irritated by what Warfield calls a human being’s “blundering misunderstanding” of the divine agenda I am left talking to myself, asking questions like these:
How did Jesus experience irritation and yet not succumb to the temptation to sin against those with whom He was annoyed (Heb 4:15)?

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Nate Logananger, temper, sin
Sin is the Only Bad Word Left

Melissa Edgington A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog post about a celebrity that went viral. Hundreds of thousands of people read it, and several hundred chimed in to let me know how much they loved or, more often, despised what I had said about the situation...

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Nate Loganspeech, sin, culture