Tag Archives: redemption

Understanding Great Friday: Sin, Sacrifice, and Redemption

What exactly is Redemption? Did the Lord die in my place? How does ‘God balance mercy and justice’? What does it mean that the Lord became sin? Or that He became a curse?

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I was born this way, so how can you blame me?

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So many of us ask this question, either about ourselves or about others. Lady Gaga has also most graciously written a song about it. With the progress we’ve made in┬áthe human genome project and our understanding of genetics in general, we are finding more and more things that ‘wire’ a person to behave in a certain way. So, we find ourselves asking the question, “If I was born this way, why am I being blamed? That’s not fair!” Let’s┬ádiscuss the extremes we have when discussing genetic issues: “celebrating a disease” and “victimising the victim”.

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