Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Church Personality Disorder?
It there were such a thing as "corporate" multiple personality disorder, it would seem the Church has one. Out of one side of the Church's mouth, the Church says man is a sinner. Out of the other side of the Church's mouth, man is said to be sick. Is it possible to deny the doctrine of sin by calling sin sickness and still be preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Sermons, Bible study literature, and books by beloved Christian authors are filled with euphemisms for sin. A fornicator may be called to repentance, but if he is sick then he is no sinner. Instead, he is an addict.
David Tyler & Kurt Grady, Deceptive Diagnosis: When Sin is Called Sickness, p.13