The Abominable Snowman
(A Sermon Based on 1 John 5:16-21)
Christian Cryptids are these ideas, sayings, altruisms, and wives’ tales that are associated with Christianity but are just plain un-Christian. This wouldn't be a big deal if it weren't for the false, frustrating, and dream-crushing results these lies make part of many Christian lives. Let's put our hope in promises of God, promises that come from the Bible and not from a Facebook feed, and let’s think about how we can share this real hope with those who are misled.
Today’s cryptid is the abominable snowman. Sins are bad, but there are a few that are considered quite a bit worse than others because of some very interesting misinterpretation and editorial license that has led to these sins being known as the "7 Deadly Sins." Though the concept is old and has long been debunked, the fear of these seven deadlies still lives on in the hearts of many Christians. Why is this? Let's dig in!