How Does Sin Spread?

Jesus often found himself engaged in mental battles with a group known as Pharisees. They enjoyed pulling the pin on a theological grenade and lobbing it at Jesus. He always responded by rolling it back under their table; much to their chagrin.

Matthew 7:1-23 records such an encounter concerning the Pharisees understanding of the nature of sin and how it is spread. They thought it was something others had that they might catch. Therefore, they went to great measures to avoid contact with those determined to be carriers.

This picture helped me illustrate that Christians who insulate themselves from contact with those far from God likely misunderstand that sin is not some you catch. It is something you carry.


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