The seven deadly sins

Two years ago, my son moved home with his cat Shadow, who he had rescued from the mean streets of our old home town.  When he first adopted Shadow, the cat was skinny, scared, and pathetic.  Shadow’s trust in us has grown with his weight. 

Now he’s a big fat cat who lolls around on his back doing nothing all day.  I’ve pointed that out to my son saying “Look at that – if he was Catholic he’d be guilty of at least two of the ‘seven deadly sins’, gluttony and sloth!”

Do you believe that the seven deadly sins of wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony are in the Bible?  They’re not.  They were invented by theologians and they are not listed in the Bible.

SevenDeadlySinsHere are the seven sins that are listed;

There are six things the Lord hates,
seven that are detestable to him:
haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,
a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil,
a false witness who pours out lies
and a person who stirs up conflict in the community. 
Proverbs 6:16-19

This list of sins aren’t called deadly, but they are things the Lord hates and finds detestable.  Why?  It’s like murder, and there are consequences.

There is a proverb that says “Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is one who gives false testimony against a neighbor.”  Proverbs 25:18. 

The confrontation deals with  a false witness who poured out lies, and stirred up conflict in the community.  The man in this chapter sowed discord amongst us, and it caused us all to stumble.

The story never made it into the book.  My editor said I needed to “murder a few darlings.”   

Proverbs 6_16_19

4 thoughts on “The seven deadly sins

  1. There are lots of things people claim to be in the Bible and are not. One of them I grew up hearing, “God helps those who help themselves.” This is totally against what Christ teaches. Have a good day, may the Lord bless you this day. Margaret, a sister in Christ.


    • Hi Margaret, Its interesting, I heard the same thing myself even though I grew up in a different country. It must be a stronghold. I am glad that the weapons we fight with have divine power to demolish strongholds. God bless, Jo


    • Hi Pietro,
      Thanks for your comment. I really appreciate your visit to my blog as I have been visiting Apocalypse Soon since 2000. Thanks for the site, its been very interesting and informative. Are you going to do an article on Syria?
      I have done a post on my other blog about our recent earthquake, which happened within days of same sex marriage being made lawful. You might find it interesting.
      Thanks again and keep up the good work 🙂
      God bless,


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