I'm not quite sure if it's edifying, or infuriating, but one of the most popular things for Christians to do today, apparently, is to discuss the apparent failure of past generations to "get" what is "painfully obvious" to those today.
What's missing, in my opinion, is a similar appraisal of things today--although we do a great job of picking on other people's faults, we have a little more trouble dealing with....our own sins. As if reading my mind, my wife got me a book by Jerry Bridges called "Respectable Sins," which attempts to deal with the "little sins" we so often tolerate while decrying the more wild sins of others.
He does so in a very interesting way; he starts not with the sins that Christians are known to commit involving both mind and body, but rather with the mental sins that we so often commit, and then proceeds to the things that we'd ordinarily call as sin.
Interesting approach--as I read and re-read this, maybe we'll see what his approach does for me and others.
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