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On sin --- what I believe

   I believe:  1. Sin always (or almost always) boomerangs; that 
   it always or almost always ends up hurting you.  2.  Sin very 
   often hurts others. 

   I believe that sin is a pernicious evil and that a very large 
   portion of the misery and unhappiness in this world is a direct 
   result of sin.  I believe that most of the confusion, 
   frustration and unhappiness today (among adults, teenagers and 
   children) is a result of sin --- either their own sin or the 
   sin of others.  I believe that the most important of the 
   problems afflicting our society --- marital problems, juvenile 
   delinquency, crime problems, drug problems, alcoholism, 
   emotional problems --- are all caused by sin, by the personal 
   sin of individuals going against the divine law God has told us 
   to live by. 

   I do not believe that all troubles or difficulties in this 
   world are necessarily the consequence of sin.  Suppose a person 
   is struck with some dread disease.  Was it because of sin?  I 
   wouldn't say that.  Suppose a most beloved child of a parent is 
   struck with some illness and dies.  Was it because of sin?  I 
   wouldn't say that. 

   Oct 1977

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