Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Seven modern Sins

Frederic Donaldson wrote an interesting piece on what he terms the "Seven Modern Sins." I think he is spot on and we would do well to be mindful of these sins. Let me know your thoughts on his list.

Politics without principles
Pleasures without conscience
Wealth without work
Knowledge without character
Industry without morality
Science without humanity
Worship without sacrifice.

It is interesting that 'suffering' is not spoken of much in Christian circles these days - it is almost as if suffering is an admission of Christian failure. However, Jesus speaks so much of the 'cost' of following him - implying suffering. 'Worship without sacrifice' is a dangerous place to be in.

Luke 9:23-25 - "Then he said to them all: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.  What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?" 

Living in Grace

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