Bearing in mind that God gives grace to the humble . . .
Yesterday, I stirred the Internet a bit by inviting everyone into my sermon prep. I put up a post inviting people to comment on the first sin related to human anger.
I then commented that I thought the first sin related to anger was one of omission – — Adam and Eve should have been angry with Satan and expelled him from the Garden. Twenty four hours later (and thankfully before I preached on it) I don’t think that point holds up to scrutiny. As one sage scholar pointed out, it doesn’t square with the language of Romans 5:12-21 to say that the first sin was a sin of omission.
So I think the bottom line is that I owe everyone who participated a cup of coffee, though it will be hard to collect.
Still in all, I think there is a point to be made. I do think it is legitimate to say that Adam and Eve should have expelled Satan as Christ did (Matthew 4:10). And surely it is possible to sin bynotbeing angry . . .
But I now concede that it doesn’t work to say the first human sin related to anger was Adam and Eve’s failure to be angry with Satan.
My sermon notes are up to 5400 words long and counting. Should be an interesting sermon.