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Sin and Guilt-the Ultimate Reader Challenge

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If anyone comes up with a satisfactory answer on this one, I’m buying them a pizza and getting them a book deal, for starters.

This question concerns what I see as the biggest problem with Christianity / the biggest obstacle to my faith.

Why should we feel responsible for our sins if God created us to live as sinful creatures?

Preemptive response#1:   Yes, the Fall had to happen before we were sinful creatures.  But I would contend that the Fall was really a part of our creation, fully planned on.

Preemptive response #2:  I realize that a Free Will response is the easiest answer to this question.  I’d still love to hear one, but this question is directed especially at Presbyterians and other predestination-ists.

Looking forward to hearing from you all, whoever you are.

Written by James Bailey

July 24, 2007 at 3:01 am

4 Responses

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  1. Given that you created God in the first place, I guess you should then take responsibility for what God created.

    Take yourself seriously. You are powerful enough to choose your own behavior.

    Everything you do is because that is what you want to do.

    So what do you want to do.



    July 24, 2007 at 5:58 am

  2. “I do not care what you do, and that is hard for you to hear. Yet do you care what your children do when you send them out to play? Is it a matter of consequence to you whether they play tag, or hide and seek, or pretend? No, it is not, because you know they are perfectly safe. You have placed them in an environment which you consider friendly and very okay.”
    This is a quote from “Conversations with God”. I have had such a gutsful of dealing with the very question you have posed that the easiest thing for me is to just turn around and walk away from Christianity. The above quote is quite representative of new-age teaching, that does not make the big fuss about sin that Christianity does.


    July 24, 2007 at 7:14 am

  3. “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.”
    ~1 Corinthians 10:13


    July 26, 2007 at 12:03 am

  4. God created us to serve and to obey Him, and to take care all His creation.
    It is up to us to take or not to take the sinful way, if you do then you have to be responsible.


    November 6, 2007 at 7:02 am

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