Does God permit sinful behavior? By Paradzai Kudyakwenzara

In this article, Paradzai Kudyakwenzara, a colleague and the Christian Science Committee on Publication for Zimbabwe, shares his personal experience and spiritual insight on this age old query.  Paradzai takes us on a spiritual journey that acknowledges his understanding that we are not born into sin nor are we predestined to sinful behavior.  Take a moment and read this insightful and soul filled article of victory over sinful beliefs.

permit-sinful-behaviorSOME individuals in our society are addicted to substances (tobacco, harmful drugs and certain medical prescriptions) that do not improve their health, their financial situation, their family life or their communities.

I was one of these people. In search of satisfaction and happiness, I started smoking and drinking at the tender age of 16 and continued for many years thereafter. I became a heavy drinker and a chain smoker; and I got involved in drugs.

In drunken stupors, I found pleasure in committing sinful acts that I am now ashamed even to mention.  I comforted myself by misinterpreting certain Scriptures that suggest man is born a helpless sinner and inherits the Adamic nature, and I also at times believed that I was not included in God’s Love.

But in the last 17 years, I have been learning a different way to see myself and understand my true spiritual nature. This new view is based on the fact that God created man in His image and likeness, as the Bible tells you in the first chapter of Genesis.

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Kate is interested in sharing blogs about the impact of prayer and spirituality on our health written by her colleagues.  As a Christian Science practitioner and teacher, Kate has experienced the power of prayer in her life as well as in the lives of others.  She is the media and legislative contact for Christian Science in Maryland. Kate can be contacted through Twitter @CScomMaryland and email at: maryland@compub.org