Categorizing sin as an abstraction is the vessel of many vices.
There are at least four distinct purposes of the law for Christians today, and each follows from the last.
This study is based upon the New City Catechism. Text Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned. (Romans 5:12) Exposition No man can keep the law of God perfectly. Did God create us this way? As we … Continue reading Created to Keep God’s Law (Catechism XIV)
Man can do whatever he wants, but he only ever wants to do evil.
The Apostle James reminds us that, in the final two commandments of the Decalogue, we are still reflecting on how to love our neighbor (James 2:8).
Loving your neighbor is mostly about minding your own business.
Living a holy life before God is not complicated. What’s complicated is saying no to the dozens and dozens of evils that we are presented with daily.
Recommit yourself to God, sinner, and be done with worshiping created things.
Let us not fall prey to the thought, “These commands were given to Moses’ Israel, not Christ’s church.” We find in the Decalogue a display of basic righteousness.