Aug 10, 2020: Because of Sin

Robert E. Webber

The whole of creation belongs to God and is good by virtue of his creative act. . . . But because of sin, [humankind] has produced moral, social, political, and personal chaos. Because of sin, God’s world is full of hate, greed, selfishness, pride, violence, and oppression. The power of sin is, therefore, not only something that we must fight on the personal level, but also as it manifests itself in the structures of society—in the breakdown of the family, in oppressive laws, in war, in dishonest business dealings, in the dehumanization of impersonal work, in oppressive economic systems, in drunkenness, in the misuse of power, in the pollution of air and water, in the waste of natural resources, and in many other ways.

-Robert Webber, Common Roots: The Original Call to an Ancient-Future Faith (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009), 193-194.

About the author

Alumni Director, Practicum Professor, and DWS graduate.