What Didn't Make The Cut: Born Again?

A twenty-minute sermon necessitates that some ideas and quotes fall to the ground of the cutting room floor. Below are some of those which didn’t quite make it past the first round from this last Sunday. The last few Sundays I have spoken on subjects that carry a great deal of baggage for many disenfranchised Christians: original sin, sin versus sins, and being born again. Why? Because deeply rooted beliefs don’t disappear overnight. They hide out in our brains or psyche and when the right situation or circumstances occur they manifest themselves through our emotions and actions. We are left scratching our heads wondering, “What just happened?” However, if we are willing to face these belief

What Didn't Make the Cut: Original Sin or Blessing?

What Didn’t Make the Cut April 29, 2018 A fifteen to twenty-minute sermon necessitates that some ideas and quotes fall to the ground of the cutting room floor. Below are some of those which didn’t quite make it past the first round from this last Sunday. The topic for this past Sunday’s sermon was Original Sin. I walked away from this belief many years ago for two reasons. First, I could not wrap my mind around the idea that one person’s choice sealed the destiny of all future generations. This is not just. Second, science does not support a young earth. Therefore, a literal reading of the creation account in Genesis 1,2 doesn’t work. Some scholars try to bring evolution and the creation acc

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