So many sins, but who will clarify?
HOW many times during the week leading up to Easter will we be informed that Jesus, the Son of God, came to earth to die for our sins? According to classic Christian theology, sin entered the world when Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden.
This one grand hypothesis of original sin is believed to account for all the evil among men.
The major trouble with so general a hypothesis as original sin is that it becomes public property, so to speak, for anyone to pick up and use as a weapon against his opponents.
There seems to be a tendency for those who believe in this hypothesis to begin thinking of some people as having more original sin than others. Exactly who they are depends on who is making the charge.
Even Christians themselves can't agree on the exact definition of sin: some Christians think pre-marital sex is sinful, some don't.
Some Christians believe that having a blood transfusion is sinful, some don't; some Christians believe that fighting in a war is sinful, some don't.
The fact is, Christians have been telling the world for the last 2,000 years that Jesus died for our sins.
The problem, however, is that not one person knows what sin is.
Eddie Sanders, Pheasey Estate