The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins were first compiled by Pope Gregory I around the year 600. Gregory also compiled a list of the seven virtues. Gregory likely intended the list to be used as a Catechism of sorts, a simple and memorable way to teach certain principles from God's Word. Literacy and the printed word were rare at that time in history.
The Bible does not have a list specifically called the Seven Deadly Sins. There are, however, several passages that bear some resemblance to the list. Scripture attests to the danger of these seven and, for that matter, any other sin. Sin stains. Sin damns. Sin separates us from God and often from each other.
In our Sunday morning Bible studies from September 27 through November 15, we’ll explore what God has to say about what these sins are and why they are so deadly. We’ll also have a little fun examining how each of these deadly sins correspond with one of the seven characters from “Gilligan’s Island.” We’ll also study the corresponding virtues. Though the castaways had trouble getting off the island, we have a Rescuer who came to save us by taking these deadly sins upon Himself. He also teaches us how to combat these sins with Christian virtues so that we are not stranded on an island of sin again.
The Seven Deadly Sins starts September 27 at 9:15 am.