Could you be a sinner?

February 15, 2019

A question that is worth asking in our American culture is this: 'Are you sick or are you a sinner?' It is not very likely that you would call yourself a sinner in the modern age. Today people are sick. Are we going to a psychiatrist because we've committed adultery? Are we visiting a mental therapist because we're homosexual? Are we being treated by a psychologist because we've been dishonest? There are no sinners. We are not responsible; we are not guilty. We may have an Oedipus complex, an Electra complex; maybe our parents were poor, or we were raised on grade B milk, or there were not sufficient playgrounds in our neighborhood, but a sinner? --that we could never be.