Basic Questions Series: Why Jesus?

In my previous post, I began to outline an answer to the question, “Why sin?” In brief, sin is a transcendental, i.e., formatting, condition of the human experience, because we all violently grasp something that is not ours: divinity, or being like God. Sin is this violent upheaval or attempted mutiny; as creatures, living and existing in finitude, we attempt to reign as infinite minds. We attempt to control the world around us and others like we are gods. We are not, and it is in trying to be so that we perpetuate the violence against each other, our world and our selves that we call sin today. So, why Jesus?

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Basic Questions Series: Why Sin

The Raising of Lazarus

This autumn at Holy Trinity Brussels, we are going through a series on basic questions of faith and Christianity. Last week, I started things off with “Why God”. This week, we heard a sermon on “Why Sin”. So, for the next few months, I will be posting responses and thoughts on these topics every Monday. So, for today…why sin?

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