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Comparative Sin (For lack of a better term)

Comparative Sin (For lack of a better term)

Postby Jim » 16 May 2008, 17:00

I recall, when reading Lewis many years ago, a passage in which he discussed the folly of judging another's putative sinfulness. Lewis's argument went something along the lines of "God may be working on me to put aside certain things like cursing, while he may be dealing with another person in the area of beating his wife. God deals with each of us in respect of our own issues, and we should not judge ourselves better or worse than other persons who may have other issues concerning which God has chosen to deal with them."

Perhaps this was a discourse on "judge not lest ye be judged." I thought it must be in Mere Christianity, yet in going through my copy again I cannot seem to find such a passage, so I fear I am mistaken as to the correct work.

My question, then, is where I might find this discussion.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.



Postby CKinna » 16 May 2008, 17:20

A quick answer, read Chapter 10: Nice People or New Men, from Book 4 of Mere Christianity.
What does not satisfy when we find it, was not the thing we were desiring. - Brother Jack
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Postby David Hawk » 26 May 2008, 03:07

I do beleive that it is in the Screwtape Letters.
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