January 4, 2007

Sin and Time

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We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin.  I have heard others, and I have heard myself, recounting cruelties and falsehoods committed in boyhood as if they were no concern of the present speaker’s, and even with laughter.  But mere time does nothing either to the fact or to the guilt of a sin.  The guilt is washed out not by time but by repentance and the blood of Christ: if we have repented these early sins we should remember the price of our forgiveness and be humble. — C. S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain, p. 49.

Posted by John Barach @ 4:31 pm | Discuss (1)

One Response to “Sin and Time”

  1. Keith Ghormley Says:

    Good illustration of this struck me one time in the Joseph story. His brothers immediately associate their woes in Egypt with their sin against Joseph many years earlier.

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