Sin as an act of deprivation

At first glance this may not seem to be relevant to the theme of the incarnation–but on reflection, it has everything to do with why God became man in Jesus Christ. I am listening to a lecture by Dr. Richard Gaffin (Doctrine of Salvation, # 24, which you can find here): “The downside of sin is not only its consequences, but sin itself is an act of deprivation. For me to sin is to deprive myself of the enjoyment of God.”

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