Can We Define Sin as "That Which Causes Death?"

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Sin is separation from God

I have always thought of sin as separation from God. The death that sin causes is therefore spiritual, not physical, death. All creatures, including men and women, experience physical death. Physical death is a natural event, not related to sin.

John Paylor more than 3 years ago

yes

Yes, it does seem valid to me. If in the Kingdom of God there is to be no suffering or death, then it might reasonably follow that that which causes death or suffering impedes or conflicts with the Kingdom and is therefore "sin."

Bill more than 4 years ago

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Bishop Laurie Haller delivers the Episcopal Address at the 2017 session of the Iowa Annual Conference.“Are you modeling the love of Christ to everyone who walks through the doors of your churches? What are you doing outside your buildings for the people most in need in your communities, the state of Iowa, and this world? Are all of your many activities making a difference? Where’s your runway?”

– Bishop Laurie Haller in her first episcopal address to the Iowa Annual Conference.

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