Posts from February 2010

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Can sinners please God?

by Joel Radford

Most people recognise themselves as sinners.  They admit they do some things that are morally wrong and acknowledge it with the saying ‘nobody’s perfect’. But can sinners do anything that pleases God? The Bible tells us that no person by their own strength can do anything that pleases God. Without Christ everyone sins all the […]

Is it only part of a person that is affected by sin?

by Joel Radford

As we continue on in our series on sin, I want to look at whether parts of a person are sinful and other parts are pure. For instance are your emotions sinful but your mind is not? The Bible tells us that all of every person is totally affected by sin – intellect, emotion, will, […]

Is sin black, white or grey?

by Joel Radford

As we continue looking at sin, I want to examine the idea that there is no right or wrong. There is a popular assent to this notion and instead of talking about black and white behaviour, all behaviour is classified as grey. However despite it’s public approval, the Bible does not allow a grey category […]

What is sin?

by Joel Radford

As we continue our series on sin, I want to answer the question, ‘What exactly is sin?’ The best definition of sin is lawlessness. This definition is given to us in 1 John 3:4: ‘Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.’ This definition matches up with the many words that describe […]