The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism - Chapter Ten: The Problem of Sin Summary & Analysis

Timothy Keller
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Chapter Ten: The Problem of Sin Summary and Analysis

According to Christianity, the world's biggest problem is sin although many sophisticated minds find the concept ludicrous. There are many forms of sin. One is to be caught up in self and not be humble like Jesus taught. Until man can confess that he is a sinner, he will never be free to see his flaws, forgive others for their flaws and seek forgiveness from others.

The famous Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard wrote in his book, "The Sickness Unto Death," that sin is being in despair and not wanting to be yourself before God. Sin is seeking to have an identity apart from God. Anything other than devoting yourself to God, Kierkegaard wrote, is sin. In his book, "The Denial of Death," Ernest Becker writes of the strong human need to...

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