Sin and Sins

Thursday, 07 Jun 2007

Despite the triumph of the therapeutic in American Protestantism, many evangelicals still strenuously object to the "victim" philosophy and encourage a more robust notion of human responsibility. If a person in such circles struggles with sexual immorality, he or she is likely to be told that the matter is entirely in his or her hands. It is as if the person is neutral and is only engaging in particular sins by an absolutely free choice-that is, a choice that is in no way affected by the person's predispositions, environment, or other external factors. Homosexuals just get ...

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