Friday, January 10, 2020

Adler: sin

Friday, January 10, 2020
    But the man who has doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin.
    —Romans 14:23 (NIV)
    Sin is not only manifested in certain acts that are forbidden by divine command. Sin also appears in attitudes and dispositions and feelings. Lust and hate are sins, as well as adultery and murder. And, in the traditional Christian view, despair and chronic boredom—unaccompanied by any vicious act—are serious sins. They are expressions of man’s separation from God, as the ultimate good, meaning, and end of human existence.
    ... Mortimer J. Adler (1902-2001), in Great Ideas Online, #369, Apr., 2006, Great Ideas from the Great Books, part V. q. 59
    See also Rom. 14:23; Pr. 21:4; Matt. 15:17-20; Tit. 1:15-16; Heb. 11:6
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, guard me from sins of idleness.
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