Postmodern Psychology Erases Sin
Tony Beam Dr. Tony Beam's Weblog
- 2005 Aug 29
The Bible is a book about good and evil. God created the world and everything in it and pronounced His entire creation good. When sin entered the world through the rebellion of Adam and Eve everything in the world was affected. Sin spoiled the natural world leading the Apostle Paul to say, "For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now." Creation groans under the weight of sin. It longs for the Day of Redemption when all things will be made right and sin as well as the effects of sin will be removed forever.
Humans, as part of creation, all groan under the weight of sin. Paul told the church at Rome, "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God"(Romans 3:23). This passage could not be more clear. There is not one person who has escaped sin. All have sinned and all, who do not trust in Christ for their redemption, are under the curse of sin and will suffer its ultimate consequences one day.
For close to 2000 years, this was the understanding of sin and its devastating effects on humanity. But in the last 50 years or so, postmodern thinking has challenged the idea of sin. Since postmodernism denies the existence of absolute truth there can be no absolute standard which holds everyone accountable. So how do postmodern thinkers deal with the evil they see in the world? The latest trend is to explain all evil as preconditioned behavior we inherit at birth. This thinking, perhaps more than any other, is leading us down a path of destruction. It is so subtle, many Christians are accepting