Randy Alcorn's Blog: sin

Helping One Another Forsake Sin and Follow Jesus

By Randy Alcorn | February 1, 2016
All too often, as believers we don’t realize that the greatest kindness we can offer each other is the truth. Our job is not just to help each other feel good but to help each other be good. We often seem to think that our only options are to: 1) speak the truth hurtfully; or 2) say nothing in the name of grace. This is a lie.

The Two Sworn Enemies of Our Joy

By Randy Alcorn | December 14, 2015
William Whitaker, who was a Puritan and a Cambridge University professor in the 16th century, spoke of “sinning away that happiness wherein we were created.” And that is a very graphic picture not only of what Adam and Eve did, but also what we who are conceived as sinners and have a sin nature do

Are All Sins Equal?

By Randy Alcorn | June 1, 2015
When I first became a Christian I was repeatedly taught “All sins are alike to God.” While there is some truth in this, there is also much untruth. All sin is bad, of course—all sin crucified Jesus. But is all sin the same to God?

Did Jesus have a sin nature?

By Randy Alcorn, Julia (Stager) Mayo | August 26, 2013
First, we need to define sin nature. The “nature” of a person or object is commonly thought of as its essential qualities or attributes; that which makes it what it is. 

Humility: Recognizing Who We Really Are

By Randy Alcorn | February 13, 2013
Romans 12:3 says, “Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment.” This is what humility is—it’s recognizing who we really are.
 

The Millennial Generation and Sexual Sin

By Randy Alcorn | January 30, 2013
The article I link to at the end inspired me to write this blog. It addresses the Millennial Generation’s acceptable sin—sex outside of marriage.