In the modern society lived in today, all too often do people justify his or her faults with the famous phrase, “I’m only human.” It is used to imply an idea of an inborn flaw of human character; thus, conveying a human weakness. This imaginary stain on the human condition is what the renowned Saint Augustine states is a product of original sin. The doctrine of original sin can be defined as the belief that “all of humanity is born with a built-in urge to do bad things… stemming from Adam and Eve's disobedience to God” (BBC). The traditional story as imprinted in the Christian Bible claims that original sin emerged in retaliation to Adam and Eve eating the forbidden fruit despite God’s clear commands, “but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die” (New International Version, Genesis 2:4-3:24) This friendship, or covenant, with God was then broken, marking a separation. From a theological standpoint, we are the children of our parents – Adam and Eve – who inherit this submission to sin.
Character formed by story that we must do everything (pride) or nothing (sloth) See self as God does and we can have the freedom to go on, God sees me as a sinner but there is still grace. Nature of Sin Relates to salvation basically good with bad parts then the bad is saved; corrupt and rebellious then transformation is needed. Relates to ministry encourage to do better, or repent and born again! Terms, Causes of Sin
Judas who was once an Apostle to Jesus Christ betrayed him by informing Chief priest who Jesus was. Although Dante places Judas, Marcus Julius Brutus and Gaius Cassius in the same chasm which shows how closely important and serious betrayal to the church and to the state are to him, Judas is damned to the worst punishment of all. Which is only just because he betrayed Jesus, our Lord and Savior, the Son of God. Such betrayal justly deserves to be the “soul that suffers the most.” (34.61) This allusion being both political and religious serves more than one purpose. Like the others it helps to warn people to not commit these same crimes and sins so that they don’t have the same misfortune as these famous figured did.
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.? Christ is in us and Satan is in the world so I would have to say we are Christ possessed. Satan uses this idea people have that we can be possessed to his advantage I think and people start looking to the wrong places for comfort and salvation. All along we need to look inward to focus on Christ and not on the world. Finally, the last scripture reference I would like to use is Romans 8:38-39, ?
original: faute) committed against the godhead. This fault concerns an action or a specific incident, which is thought to "hurt" or "offend" God 's holiness and his eminent dignity. Tradi- tionally, this offense is seen to express itself through the symbol of an act that renders a man unclean and hurts sainthood, and which can be ritually cleansed. (Ricoeur, I960) (176) The real truth of the Christian faith is that we all fall to sin. However, our sin has been covered and forgiven by the blood of Jesus Christ.
Sin can be defined in many ways, but it creates a separation from God. There is a war that occurs inside people. That war is between one’s flesh and the Holy Spirit. Satan was the originator of sin because pride caused him to sin against God. Adam and Eve were the doors that allowed sin to enter the world.
Marlowe uses sin, redemption and damnation to get his point across to the audience. The sins that Marlowe specifically uses are those of: pride, covetousness, wrath, envy, gluttony, sloth and lechery. Theses sins are colourfully displayed through the character traits of Dr Faustus. In the process we view them and can adapt them to our own lives and how they are all parts to the corruption of our souls. Marlowe reflects ambition in the character of Faustus to deter the audience from being ambitious, and over-reaching their place in the laws of the church.
(Migliore 128) This view paints God as the punisher to both the wicked and the righteous, and that suffering is the result of one’s own actions. This argument sees the relationship between sin and suffering far too simply. Although, there is some Biblical support for this view in the old testament, it does not mirror the character of God revealed in Jesus Christ. The third argument proclaims suffering as something that turns us to God and helps to cultivate our hope for eternal life. (Migliore 128) This view teaches that Christians are supposed to encounter suffering as an opportunity to glorify God.
How do we get out of this rut? How do we undo the patterns of our sin? We can try to undo the patterns of our sin by avoiding that which makes us sin but this method rarely, if ever, works. When we try to avoid something, the very thought of it consumes our minds and we fall back into that sin. The simplest answer the questions above are to come to Jesus, confess your sins to him, and work with Him to fight against sin.
In an allegedly postmodern world, when looking at tolerance for ideologies other than our own is said to be the only absolute and controlling ideology. Inasmuch, as its doctrine of “sin” suggests that all humans are inherently flawed; Christianity is often viewed as judgmental and intolerant of others. Granted the approach of a certain Baptist church in Topeka, Kansas pushes the extreme that makes all Christians cringe in this area. Christians should not be embarrassed of the doctrine of sin today. Moreover, Christianity should not try to soften what it says about the human condition to be more readily acceptable to a broader world.