Thursday, July 06, 2006

What is Sin?

When in college, the famous evangelist John Wesley wrote a letter to his mother asking her to give him a clear description of sin. This was her answer,

“Take this rule: whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off the relish of spiritual things; in short, whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind, that thing is sin to you, however innocent it may be in itself.” ~Susanna Wesley

1 comment:

Rachel Marie said...

That is so good! Wow! Very convicting, too... thanks for the reminder!!!