"The belief of sin, which has grown
terrible in strength and influence,
is an unconscious error in the beginning, — an embryonic thought
without motive; but afterwards it governs the so-called man.
Passion, depraved appetites, dishonesty, envy, hatred, revenge ripen into action,
only to pass from shame and woe to their final punishment. " (S&H)
1. Sin - "an unconscious error in the beginning, — an embryonic thought without motive" - consider what this means.
2. Think of cases in your own experience where sin (a belief of :) took over in your own experience - either passion, depraved appetite, dishonesty, envy, hatred or revenge. Can you trace how it encroached?
3. How to discern and neutralize it?