Just Thinking...for Myself

“Our fathers were unwilling to be obedient to him, but repudiated him and in their hearts turned back to Egypt, saying to Aaron, ‘Make for us gods who will go before us; for this Moses who led us out of Egypt – we do not know what happened to him.’
Acts 7:39-40 (NASB)


We Christians have a proneness to want to “index” our sin.

To index our sin is to regard certain sins we commit against God, if we call them sins at all, as being worse than others. It’s like grading on a hamartiological curve. The rationale being that the consequences of certain sins and trespasses are inherently more (or less) severe depending on the nature of the offense.

So we view murder as more deplorable than lying. We treat stealing as more nefarious than not honoring our father and mother. We even go so far as changing the names of the offenses we…

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About the Author Darrell B. Harrison

Darrell Harrison is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He currently resides in Covington, Georgia (about 45 miles east of Atlanta). Darrell attends Rockdale Community Church, a Reformed Baptist congregation located in the Atlanta suburb of Conyers, Georgia. Darrell is a 2013 Fellow of the Black Theology and Leadership Institute (BTLI) of Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey, and is a 2015 graduate of the Theology and Ministry program at Princeton Theological Seminary. Darrell studied at the undergraduate level at Liberty University, where he majored in Psychology with a concentration in Christian Counseling. Darrell was the first African-American to be ordained as a Deacon in the 200-year history of First Baptist Church of Covington (Georgia) where he attended from 2009 to 2015. He is an ardent student of theology and apologetics, and enjoys reading theologians such as Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon, C.S. Lewis, and B.B. Warfield. Darrell is an advocate of expository teaching and preaching, and has a particular passion for seeing expository preaching become the standard within the Black Church.

3 comments

  1. I’ve read this twice already. I feel convicted to search my heart and study this- not only as a topic but study what’s in my heart. I’m trying to be woke in Him. Thanks for this.

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