Sin

 

 

Sin is any act or thought which robs man of his self-esteem

 

 

 

Robert Schuller has stated: ‘Sin is that deep lack of trust that separates me from God and leaves me with a sense of shame and unworthiness. I can offer still another answer: Sin is any act or thought that robs myself or another human being of his or her self-esteem” (Self-Esteem: The New Reformation, page 14). He states over and over again that the core of man’s sin is not his depravity, but a “lack of self-dignity” (page 15), “self-esteem,” or “trust” (page 65).

 

Confutation

 

The Holy Scripture says that “sin is the transgression of the law” (1 John 3:4). Therefore, sin is any act or thought that is contrary to the law, and sinners are transgressors of the law. Sinners are not people who lack self-esteem, but people who disobey God taking pleasure in doing what God hates. So they must repent of their sins and believe in the Gospel of the grace of God, in order to obtain remission of sins, or else they will go to hell when they die.

When I say that they must repent, I mean that they must recognize that they have sinned against God, that is, they are wretched people who have rebelled against God and they deserve to go to hell for their sins, and they must be sorry about their sins and decide to forsake their sinful life. When I say that they must believe in the Gospel of the grace of God, I mean that they must believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins and rose again for our justification, and appeared to many after His resurrection.

 

 

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