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In her article entitled “Abortion is Not a Sin”, Poppy Dixon makes the claim that abortion is not a sin because the Bible does not label it as a sin. In fact, Dixon boldly states that those who regard abortion as sinful are committing the sins of idolatry and blasphemy. This controversial statement stirs up a very heated argument. As a Christian, I strongly disagree with this statement. The idea of abortion not being a sin is totally unbiblical. Dixon, takes scriptures and twists them to justify...

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The Ultimate Sin

The Ultimate Sin Ezekiel 16:49 Intro: There are many horrible and wicked things done every moment, every day. If you were to write down what the most offensive, egregious, wicked sin is, what would it be? Perhaps unbelief, fornication, anger, bitterness, adultery, hypocrisy, murder or any other sin could be compiled in this list as wicked and horrible. We might classify these as an abomination unto God. In our society, much is made of the sinful lifestyle called homosexuality. This lifestyle is...

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Sin As Anti-Creation Summary

Sin as Anti-Creation Cornelius Plantinga Jr. defines sin as “a disruption of created harmony and then resistance to divine restoration of that harmony” and says “sin disrupts and resists the vital human relation to God, and it does all this disruption and resisting in a number of intertwined ways”(Plantinga). He seems to believe that anything that goes against creation, what is known as anti-creation, is an act of sin because it interrupts the order and bonds that God put in this world during creation...

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John Steinbeck Sins And Virtues

Sin and Virtue. What is the difference? Christian society deems a “sin”, as an action or motive that is against God and his commandments. Some view a sin as merely the act of being immoral or inhumane. But in reality, who are we to judge whether a person has committed an offense? In this day and age we have altered views on what society should consider moral(virtuous) or immoral(sinful). So how specifically do sins and virtues differ in Steinbeck’s views, society's views, and my personal views. Steinbeck...

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Sin And Guilt In The Scarlet Letter

A Sign for Sin Throughout The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the effects of sin and guilt on the mind, body, and soul of Hester and Dimmesdale are revealed through imagery and symbolism. Hester and Dimmesdale are living in the tormented realm of social stigma inflicted by carrying around sin and guilt in different ways. For example, in The Scarlet Letter, Hester remains beautiful and composed on the outside throughout her punishment, while her body and poker face are not affected. Dimmesdale...

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The Scarlett Letter Sin and Atonement

Sin and Atonement Sin: to violate a divine law by transgression or neglect. Atone: to make up for deficiencies. Hawthorne uses these two themes to compare and contrast two different characters, Hester Prynne and Mr. Dimmesdale. Although both Hester and Mr. Dimmesdale drank from the same cup of sin, only one sinner has properly atoned for themselves. Hesters atonement is carried out daily in public, before God and the people, while Dimmesdales “ Atonement” is carried...

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Sin And Redemption In The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne utilizes Puritan ideology to convey a philosophical reflection on sin and redemption. Adulteress Hester Prynne must wear a scarlet A to mark her shame, and while her lover, Arthur Dimmesdale, remains unidentified and is wracked with guilt, her husband, Roger Chillingworth, seeks revenge. Although all three characters contemplate redemption, it is only Hester that chooses to confront her sin; Dimmesdale and Chillingworth refuse. This decision is heavily influenced by their respective...

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Sins and Rewards in Islamic Perspective

SINS AND REWARDS: ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ مِن سُلَالَةٍ مّنِ طِينٍ(12) ثُمَّ جَعَلْنَاهُ نُطْفَةً فِي قَرَارٍ مَّكِين (13) ثُمَّ خَلَقْنَا النُّطْفَةَ عَلَقَةً فَخَلَقْنَا الْعَلَقَةَ مُضْغَةً فَخَلَقْنَا الْمُضْغَةَ عِظَامًا فَكَسَوْنَا الْعِظَامَ لَحْمًا ثُمَّ أَنشَأْنَاهُ خَلْقًا آخَرَ فَتَبَارَكَ اللَّهُ أَحْسَنُ الْخَالِقِينَ(14) Meaning: Man We did create from a quintessence (of clay) (12) Then We placed him as (a drop of) sperm in a place of rest, firmly fixed...

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Sin And Salvation In Scarlet Letter

beliefs about the importance of sin and salvation. Nathaniel Hawthorne, in his book, The Scarlet Letter tells the story of the conflicts between Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth and how their sins affect themselves and their community. All three have committed grave sin in the eyes of the Puritans, but the most evil sin was committed by Roger Chillingworth. The opening of the book focuses on Hester Prynne being publicly shamed for the sin that she committed. She was released...

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Jonathan Edwards Hypocrisy Of Sin

"Hypocrisy of sin" Being fake, hiding their true selves and who they really are, you can hide from anyone you want, but you cannot hide from God. Two story's both show different ways of puritan beliefs and effects of sin, one by Jonathan Edward called "Sinners in the hands of an angry god", and the other by Nathaniel Hawthorn called "the ministers black veil". The people they preach to are hypocritical, and refuse to see the truth. While Edwards portrays an angry god and fearful Sinners, Hawthorne's...

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