But I am not convinced that surprise is necessary to experience regret. I have have many occasions with my kids where I knew I was going to regret some action, but deemed it the best course nevertheless and proceeded with it. I would suggest that our understanding of the way in which God experiences regret is flawed.
Thursday, November 29, Is Sin Inevitable? When discussing moral issues that affect society, have you ever noticed the presupposition behind many of the positions taken by liberals and modernists?
Whether it is with legalizing prostitution, legalizing abortion or promoting abstinence in schools, there is a moral position that underlies all of their arguments in favor of their immoral agendas.
What is this presupposition? The concept that it is inevitable that people will commit evil and therefore the only thing we can do is try to soften the blow when the evil happens. Is it inevitable that we will all commit sin? We have to be very careful here.
It is certainly not inevitable that we will all commit mortal sin; many of the saints, like St. Therese of Lisieux and St.
Dominic, had their confessors testify that they never committed a mortal sin. But what about for the rest of us? It is pretty certain that we will all be guilty of at least venial sin during our life; the Apostle John says as much "If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us," 1 John 1: I think you could make a pretty good generalization this way: I may live my life without committing any of those.
But I think it is certain that the best of us will slip up somewhere Proverbs That being said about venial sin, it is definitely not inevitable that anybody has to commit mortal sin, which is what we are concerned with here.
But this is exactly what many proponents of vice would have us to believe. Look at the implications of the following statements: Do you want them to be totally unprepared when they do start having sex? The best thing we can do is educate them about safe sex and give them access to condoms and contraceptives.
Therefore, abortions should stay legal. Do you see how in each case the sin is presented as an inevitability?
The proponents of these positions then say that all we can do is cushion the sin so that the impact of it is not so great i. That argument was rubbish in that situation, and it is certainly rubbish when applied to the question of grave moral evils.
God said to Cain in Genesis 4: Sin does lurk behind many corners, and it does desire to ensnare us. But God tells us, "you must master it.Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently.
But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.
God knew from all eternity that man would sin and what he would do about it - this is doubtful when one reads the Genesis further, where it is said that God "regrets" having created men, so, he literally starts project "Man " with Noah, while extincting all others.
Sin: The Inevitable Equalizer Sin is a common struggle among many people regardless of personal beliefs. People want to do well in this world, obey some moral; people want to make someone proud, even if it’s not a god. The Equalizer () cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.
The Equalizer – based on the TV series of the same name that starred Woodward as a former middle-aged intelligence agent Robert McCall – gets the big screen treatment, reuniting Training Day director Antoine Fuqua and actor Denzel Washington (who won an Oscar for Training Day for those of you keeping score).
Intersymbol Interference and Equalization looks, the Nyquist condition cannot be satisﬁed and ISI is inevitable. Suppose that the symbol rate is slower so that 1 T = 2 W. Then, copies of X (f) sin(t=T) t=T cos(t=T 1 4 2 t =T: () When = 0, it reduces to the sinc function.
We note that for >, x (t).