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3 Responses to “Selective Memory”

  1. John Chaffin says:

    That is precisely why loving our enemies is so God like and why there is more truth than humor to the age old rhyme:
    To live above
    With saints we love,
    Oh that will be glory,
    But to live below,
    With saints we know,
    Now that’s a different story.

  2. Glenn McMahan says:

    It was great to see an essay that connects sin to separation. God and life are essentially and foundationally relational. God’s law is all about preserving relationships at every level. So I have often wondered why we call Genesis 3 the story of “the Fall.” This term doesn’t convey what really happened to us. For most people today it is vague. Wouldn’t it be better to call it the “Fragmentation.” Doing so might help us better remember why we so desperately need the atonement (at one ment) and reconciliation of Christ.

  3. Mike Metzger says:

    Glenn: Fragmentation, failure, futility, belly flop–you name it. Works for me. The larger point is that the sin is still there. This explains why someone can claim to be “dead to sin” and then, somehow, bring it back to life in an instant. All they actually did was slide over, get closer to the sin–or get back in touch with it. Being dead meant it was just beyond reach. Sliding over a bit gets you back in touch with what is dead.

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