Part II of Basic Christianity addresses the topic of sin. (For Part I click here) A correct understanding of sin is vital to the Christian life!
We are all sinners – every follower of every religion has this in common. None are perfect. Chapter 5 contains an overview of the ten commandments.
- You shall have no other gods before me.
To keep this commandment would mean that He is first in every thought, every word and every deed.
2. You shall not make for yourself a graven image.
Stott addresses the fact that though we may not have made idols with our hands what about mental images in our minds?
3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
This one stuck me deeply “To call God ‘Father’ and be filled with anxiety and doubts is to deny His name. To take God’s name in…
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