Some of my friends are discussing the concept of evil (http://www.davedack.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12). I wanted to chime in on my blog, especially since I have been busy and not able to write. Here is a quote from Len Sweet in his book Out of the Question, Into the Mystery. "Sin is not primarily rebellion against God's laws or an assault on moral principles. Sin is an offense because it violates our relationship with God" (page 54).
I seem to resonate with this in my own soul. Relationship is the key. Shalom has been broken. Sweet goes on to say, "Being obedient is not the same as being right or moral." The reason for this is that there is a wide chasm between "superficial obedience and a substantive relationship." What do you all think?