For most Christians, the faith, directly or indirectly, is about sin. Whether it’s punishment for sin or forgiveness of sin, it’s about sin.
What is hard to understand is why certain sins become popular targets for a while and then fall into unimportance. Then, another set of sins rises to importance.
We’ve had sins like alcohol, working on Sunday and sex before marriage high on the list, then fall to never being mentioned. Today, homosexuality and abortion are marque sins. History suggests they will fall away also.
All the while, there is something I would call sin that is not mentioned by conservative Christians. It involves ultimate selfishness and harm to others. It is the “sin” of abusing the environment.
While environmental concerns are preached about in many places every Sunday, the topic is considered a trick being played by liberals and government on the public. Climate change is right before our eyes.
The idea that man is to have dominion over all other animals and the earth itself defies logic. It defied logic because humans get their food from environmental conditions that make it possible to produce food. To dominate animals and the earth in such a way as to limit the ability to produce this food must certainly be among highest ranking of all sins.
I realize it is hard to shift from thinking about one’s self to thinking about future generations. Maybe reconizing focus on self as sin would change the world for the better.