Friday, November 07, 2008

Sin is Additive, not Multiplicative

When you add two negative numbers, the result is always another negative number. Sin is the same way. My mom taught me this when I was a little boy with the aphorism, "Two wrongs don't make a right." I couldn't do math at the time, but I learned this principle at an early age. As I grew up and became a Christian I discovered the truth of this saying. Sin is additive. So is good.

I continue to be astonished by how many Christians buy into the idea that the lesser-of-two-evils can somehow overcome the greater evil. Apparently these Christians are unfamiliar with their Bibles where in Romans 12 the truth is clearly stated.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
It seems that Christians today have a mistaken notion that sin is multiplicative. By the magic of moral relativism or "situational ethics" they desperately cling to the mistaken idea that multiplying a little evil with greater evil will somehow overcome all evil. It simply won't work, but they keep trying. Alan Keyes eloquently explains how this results in Christian voters denying their faith. The result of multiplying even a little evil with other evil is much greater evil. That's how sin works. Stop it! Avoid all evil, even the lesser-of-two-evils, particularly when you vote. Do the math!

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