Sin and humanity

A good quote from my systematic theology class, on humanity and sin:

“In the light of Christ’s righteousness we learn that sin is a deformation of human nature, the spoiling of humanity, not part of its definition; through sin, we become less human, not more. This knowledge is hard and shaming, but also hopeful. If sin were intrinsic to human nature, then we could not cease being sinful without ceasing to be human; redemption from sin would be our destruction. The righteousness of Christ therefore not only discloses the corruption of sin, but offers the hope of salvation, since we are invited to feed on his body and blood and be transformed into his image.”

— Dr. David Yeago


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