The essence of sin is to be caught up in the accusatory way of Satan.


In this episode, Pastor Adam Ericksen answers the question, “What is the worst sin?” by quoting the words of Jesus which appear in Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Jesus is traveling around healing people possessed by demons. While Jesus claims he is empowered to heal people through the power of the Holy Spirit, his opponents claim he is healing through the power of Beelzebub. This leads Jesus to declare all sins can be forgiven except blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.

Recent popes have stated the worst of all sins is to not know the essence of sin. The essence of sin is to be caught up in the accusatory way of Satan. Jesus shows the way of forgiveness, even on the cross. The worst sin is to live unwilling to receive forgiveness which the Holy Spirit offers.

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