Sunday, 18 February 2018
If God does not judge or punish us then how does He stop us from sinning?
This is the classic argument in favor of the system of rewards for good behavior and punishments for bad behavior.
It betrays a dim view of humanity.
But what is the cause of sin?
Contrary to standard wisdom I believe that sin is caused by feeling unloved and abused.
"They don't give a stuff about me so why should I obey their rules?"
God addresses this lack by loving us all the more.
But it is when we begin to love others that we really blossom.
God's way is the way of the heart.
Love God and love your neighbor.
Then we will not need to sin.
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