Imposed Penalty or Natural Consequence? – Part 2

In Penalty-Consequence

Anytime we consider the subject of sin, it is important to trace its story back to the origin of the first sin. The larger “great controversy” view of a rebellion that began in heaven is critical to our understanding of the sin problem and also to what God is trying …

Imposed Penalty or Natural Consequence? – Part 1

In Penalty-Consequence

There is a central issue within Christianity today (at least in my own church!) that has generated multiple discussions in very recent books, sermons, journal publications and on-line conversations. The essence of the question is this: Does sin carry an inherent natural consequence, or does God need to impose an …