A Doctrine Examined - Episode 5 - Yetzer Epithumia & Concupiscence
Updated: Aug 14, 2020
In this episode we consider man's desires, drives and ambitions as understood by the Latin term Concupiscence as opposed to the Hebrew yetser and Greek epithumia.
"If you want it, it's sin... if it feels good, God hates it."
This is often the view adherents of Western Christianity take with regard to our appetites, drives, ambitions and desires... but it isn't the Biblical view.
If Original Sin is true and mankind is stained with concupiscence, then this would corrupt the nature of Christ and deny His role as our Spotless Redeemer. Rather we should understand God has given man ambition, drives, appetites and desires and when used as He intended they are good, but when misused they lead to sin.
This series will conduct a comprehensive examination of Augustinian inherited sin doctrines, consider various passages in Scripture used to teach and refute this, as well as take a critical look and consider the various problems that may arise.
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