(253) Thu 12 Dec 96 13:10
By: DAVID RICE
To: JIM STAAL
Re: Ask And Ye Shant Receive
-=> Quoting Jim Staal to David Rice <=-
>>JS> I have never said Jimmy Swaggart was innocent.
>>JS> Nobody is: (Rom 3:23 NIV) for all have sinned
>>JS> and fall short of the glory of God[sic].
>DR> I have never sinned. *POOF!* goes your sillyassed claim.
JS> I guess it is however one defines the term...
sin1 (n.) 1. A transgression of a religious or
moral law, especially when deliberate. 2. Theology.
a. Deliberate disobedience to the known will of
God[sic]. b. A condition of estrangement from
God[sic] resulting from such disobedience [to
that god]. 3. Something regarded as being shameful,
deplorable, or utterly wrong. See Synonyms at
OFFENSE. --sin intr.v. sinned, sin\ning, sins.
Let's see. If one stretches reality past the breaking
point, 1 could possibly apply if I were living in a
theocracy; since I don't, it doesn't. Since there is no
such thing as a "known will of god," 2A is not possible
and therefore does not apply. Since 2A is not possible, 2B
is also not possible and thus does not apply. 3 I can
accept as being a "valid" sin, but I don't do anything
that is shameful, deplorable, or utterly wrong (i.e.
murder, rape, theft, calling my spouse "Wilbur," urinating
on small forest cretures) so that also does not apply.
Well golly! Once "sin" is examined, one can see it does
not aplly to me. Looks like the author of Romans was
yet again wrong!
... Blasphemy is the breastplate of the heartless.
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