Category: The Nature of Sin

Overcoming the Power of Sin

Bible teach Ch 5

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The Watchtower greatly underestimates the power of sin that dwells within us and greatly overestimates the power of natural man to overcome it. Continue reading

What Is the Real Value of Christ’s Sacrifice?

Bible teach Ch 5

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“What is the greatest gift you have ever received?” (paragraph 1, p. 47)

It’s obvious from the title of Chapter 5 of “Bible Teach” that you are supposed to answer that it’s the ransom (or atoning) sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

But that’s not the answer I would give. While not wanting to minimize the importance of Jesus’ atoning sacrifice, I would say that the greatest gift I have received is Jesus Christ himself. Continue reading

The Problem of Sin

Bible teach Ch 3

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In Chapter 3 of “Bible Teach”, the Watchtower makes five main assertions, each of which requires our attention and discussion:

  1. God’s purpose of an earthly paradise hasn’t been fulfilled because of the sinful rebellion of Satan and humans.
  2. Human beings inherited sin from Adam.
  3. We are in the middle of a sovereignty challenge initiated by Satan against Jehovah.
  4. Satan is the current ruler of this world.
  5. God’s Kingdom will soon remove Satan and make the earth a paradise.

In this post, I’ll cover Assertions #1-#2. Next time, I’ll discuss Assertions #3-#5. Continue reading

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