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“Shame and Blame”

There are many things to be said about blame.  The most important is its relation to sin.  Blame is irrevocably linked to evil human nature and what results from it.  People want to do what is sinful but do not want to accept the consequences.  Adam and Eve in Genesis 2-3 are examples—Eve blamed the Serpent for her evil deed; then Adam blamed Eve for misleading him.  Blame must be faced!  At the root of all blame is pride.  We refuse to accept responsibility and embrace the reality of shame. 

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