Is Sin Essential to the Human Experience?

Is sin essential to what it means to be human? In today’s Seven Minute Seminary video, Matt O’Reilly reminds us that Jesus—as fully God and fully man—is who defines our humanity, and argues that our journey to holiness is indeed what it means to become fully human like Jesus.

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  1. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. Many people object to Jesus’ sinless nature by saying “how can He be truly human if he never sinned?” As I process this, it occurs to me that Jesus IS fully human. If this is true, then sin is NOT a marker of humanity, rather, it is an aberration, a pollution, a corruption. Jesus is not seeking to introduce a “new humanity” into the world, but to rescue the humanity already present in the imago dei be restoring the relationship with the Father and empowering believers to live in His righteousness, free from sin. Am I on the right track?

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