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The Mail SIN

By Wayne Grudem

To the Editors of the CRIMSON:

Nick Gagarin's "Sunday Brunch" (CRIMSON, Sept 30) seemed to leave Nick with only two alternatives: (1) reflect on his sinfulness and open himself to despair, or (2) suppress his consciousness of sin by chasing the girl.

What was not clear in the article was a third alternative. It is possible for Nick to pass from his state of sinfulness to an experience of the joy and purpose he describes in the "evangelist." This is not accomplished through any irrational "leap of faith." Rather, through consideration of the historical and philosophical evidence, he can quite reasonably come to accept Jesus Christ both as a real historical person and as the living master of his life. Then the statement "Christ is in me" would be a reality, not a nebulous "religious" idea. Then the problem of sin would be dealt with, not suppressed.

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