Website owner: James Miller
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 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
On Self-sufficient Country Living, Homesteading
Principles for Living Life
Topically Arranged Proverbs, Precepts, Quotations. Common Sayings. Poor Richard's Almanac.
America has lost her way
The really big sins
Theory on the Formation of Character
You are what you eat
People are like radio tuners --- they pick out and listen to one wavelength and ignore the rest
Cause of Character Traits --- According to Aristotle
These things go together
We are what we eat --- living under the discipline of a diet
Avoiding problems and trouble in life
Role of habit in formation of character
The True Christian
What is true Christianity?
Personal attributes of the true Christian
What determines a person's character?
Love of God and love of virtue are closely united
Walking a solitary road
Intellectual disparities among people and the power in good habits
Tools of Satan. Tactics and Tricks used by the Devil.
On responding to wrongs
Real Christian Faith
The Natural Way -- The Unnatural Way
Wisdom, Reason and Virtue are closely related
Knowledge is one thing, wisdom is another
My views on Christianity in America
The most important thing in life is understanding
Sizing up people
We are all examples --- for good or for bad
Television --- spiritual poison
The Prime Mover that decides "What We Are"
Where do our outlooks, attitudes and values come from?
Sin is serious business. The punishment for it is real. Hell is real.
Self-imposed discipline and regimentation
Achieving happiness in life --- a matter of the right strategies
Self-control, self-restraint, self-discipline basic to so much in life
We are our habits
What creates moral character?