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What does the Bible mean by "original sin"? Where does the Bible talk about it?
Billy Graham writes, "The exact phrase 'original sin' isn't found in the Bible, but over the centuries theologians have used it as a kind of "theological shorthand" to summarize a very important biblical truth."
Is it a sin to be depressed? The doctor says I have a chemical imbalance that can be treated with medication, but my friend says I just need to pray and have more faith.
Billy Graham writes, "Let me ask you a question: If you broke your arm in an accident, do you think your friend would claim it was a sin for you to have a broken arm, and all you needed to do was pray? I doubt it."
I know God is displeased when we deliberately sin, but what if we do something wrong and we don't realize it's a sin? Is God still displeased? I'm sure I've done lots of things that were wrong without even realizing it.
You are right: Sometimes we sin without even realizing it - and not just by doing something wrong, but by failing to do something right.
I've heard preachers say that when a Christian sins our fellowship with God is broken. Is this true? And does this mean God cuts us off and won't have anything more to do with us until we repent and get things right?
It is true that sin puts up a barrier between us and God, and cuts us off from the fellowship He wants us to have with Him.
I don't see how God can blame us for our sins. After all, we all grew up in homes that weren't perfect, and God shouldn't blame us if we have the same bad habits our parents did.
You're right - up to a point; we're all shaped to some extent by our families and other childhood experiences.
I never knew my grandfather, but from what I hear he had no use for God, and lived a very immoral and selfish life. Someone told me that a person's bad behavior could bring a curse from God on his descendants, so they can't be saved. This terrifies me. Is it true?
No, it's not true, and you shouldn't let this erroneous thought take root in your mind.
I know God is supposed to forgive us, but I did some really bad things when I was younger that constantly haunt me, and I know God will never forgive me. I don't even know why I'm writing you, but maybe you can at least help me stop hating myself so much for what I did.
The Bible says, "I have loved you with an everlasting love" (Jeremiah 31:3). This is true for you, and it is true for every person on this planet.
For believers in God's family, sins need to be dealt with promptly, compassionately, privately.
The Sin of Arrogance
God's judgment on the nation of Edom reminds us of sin's severe consequences. Insights from the Old Testament book of Obadiah.
We all want freedom. But do we even know what we’re looking for? Billy Graham explores what true freedom means.
Searching for Pleasure
King Solomon had it all
Light in the Darkness
Where people see love's vitality, worth and attractiveness, they will inquire into the truth that produces it.
The Assault on the Family
The family faces attacks on many fronts.
When Having It All Isn't Enough
We may have wealth, success and prestige—but we also have a problem that only God can fix.
Christ Is the Answer
However great your problems may be, the answer is as near as your Bible.
Step Two: Separation From God
What is our greatest problem—and what is the solution?