, The Washington Times, October 1, 2018, p. 22


George Barna, in his book “What Americans Believe,” points out that 87 percent of non-Christians and 77 percent of self-described born-again Christians agreed with the statement “People are basically good.” Our culture by and large has discarded the idea of original sin.

The educated among us roll our eyes and snicker at the notion that certain actions, thoughts and behaviors are still deemed to be sinful. The very concept of sin seems a bit too Victorian to us. It is judgmental and prudish.

For the sophisticated, the very idea of “sin” has gone the way of the horse and buggy. It is an outdated and useless concept and has been replaced by more modern ways of understanding the human experience. Men and women are born good, and suggesting that anyone comes into this world with a corrupted nature and is guilty of sin is, well, a sin. Continue reading