Love in Sin, Sin in Love

Thinking aloud in front of everyone . . . .

“Sin in love” summarizes the best ethical compass because (1) we know that every choice will be tainted with sin, (2) though we often can discern whether one or another option will flow from or produce more immediate sinful consequences, as creatures we cannot rightly evaluate either whether a particular option will produce more sin projected into the future OR whether a particular option will produce sin to an extent or of a kind that is more abhorrent to God than another option, (3) we need a moral compass that acknowledges the real presence of sin in our options and decisions, but whose direction is not determined by our evaluation of which option produces relatively less or less heinous sin, (4) the determinative compass given to us by the Lord is love, (5) therefore, because we know that every option before us is tainted by sin and the motivation behind our ethical choices is to be love, the only reliable ethical compass in the face of uncertainty is “What option before me best allows me to sin in love, i.e., what option will best allow God’s love to transform the sin in the option, producing glory and honor for Him and (relative) blessing for those affected?”

Chase, I know this mirrors (or attempts to mirror) Wurmbrand’s thoughts; please evaluate and correct. Everyone, please refine. . . .

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