Dr. Karl Menninger was an American psychiatrist who founded the famous Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas. In his book entitled “Whatever Became of Sin?”, drawing from his experience with people, as a psychiatrist, he wrote, “I believe there is sin.” Menninger then added, “There IS immorality; there IS unethical behavior; there IS wrongdoing.” And he made the following insightful claim. “recognizing the fact of sin is, the only hopeful view, since it implies the possibility of repenting and correcting.” Whether he intended to or not, the good doctor was stating exactly what the Bible says, when it informs us, “all have sinned.” And his mention of “the hopeful view” is also supported by God’s Word, when it says, “If we confess our sins, He (Christ) is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Yes, there is sin, but yes, there is also hope.
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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