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Daniel of Doulogos Name:Daniel
Home: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
About Me: I used to believe that evolution was reasonable, that homosexuality was genetic, and that people became Christians because they couldn't deal with the 'reality' that this life was all there was. I used to believe, that if there was a heaven - I could get there by being good - and I used to think I was more or less a good person. I was wrong on all counts. One day I finally had my eyes opened and I saw that I was not going to go to heaven, but that I was certainly going to suffer the wrath of God for all my sin. I saw myself as a treasonous rebel at heart - I hated God for creating me just to send me to Hell - and I was wretched beyond my own comprehension. Into this spiritual vacuum Jesus Christ came and he opened my understanding - delivering me from God's wrath into God's grace. I was "saved" as an adult, and now my life is hid in Christ. I am by no means sinless, but by God's grace I am a repenting believer - a born again Christian.
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Friday, March 06, 2009
Not Bad, but Evil.
Don't call sin bad. I can get a bad haircut, but sin isn't bad, it's evil. Call the sin you do "evil" Let your conscience drink in that truth, and don't squirm out from under it. Sin is evil, and every time you sin, you bring more of it (evil) into the world.

You need to be saved from it, and not merely in it.

We all know that sin is evil, but somehow, when it comes to our sin, then sin is just a mistake, or a bad habit. We gotta stop playing games like that. Call sin evil, meditate on what evil really is, and allow the weight of your participation in it to affect your conscience. You will need a tender conscience if you ever hope to battle evil.

Don't look at the world and image it became evil without your help.

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posted by Daniel @ 12:14 PM  
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  • At 10:25 AM, March 09, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That last sentence, "Don't look at the world and imagine it became evil without your help." is brilliant. I can't begin to count the times I've heard people blame society for their problems, as if they are a separate entity from society. If everyone could see this truth, it would be a good first step.

    Thanks for focusing my thoughts on this today.

    Jennifer

     
  • At 10:31 AM, March 09, 2009, Blogger Daniel said…

    Jennifer, Welcome to the blog, and thanks for the comment. The problem with evil is we pretend it is just bad - that way when we do evil, we can still imagine we are good.

     
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