Sin in the sinner as ink in water

Discussion in 'Calvinism & The Doctrines of Grace' started by Mr. Bultitude, Feb 13, 2015.

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  1. Mr. Bultitude

    Mr. Bultitude Puritan Board Freshman

    Miroslav Volf said in Giving and Forgiving:

    I haven't been able to locate which "Reformation theologians" he was referring to. But that's not my question. My question is, is this a good analogy?

    1. Is it a good analogy for unregenerate man?

    2. Is it a good analogy for regenerate man?
     
  2. MW

    MW Puritan Board Doctor

    Shake the water and see what happens to the ink. At that point you will have a good analogy, and it will disprove the idea that sinners are still God's "good" creatures.
     
  3. Mr. Bultitude

    Mr. Bultitude Puritan Board Freshman

    I think you're referring to the water becoming completely ink-tainted (the ink being spread all throughout the glass)? But that's what the quote is already assuming.
     
  4. MW

    MW Puritan Board Doctor

    He is denying that an individual is a sinner "through and through." If his analogy intends to show that the ink goes "through and through," it is a bad analogy on his part, but a good analogy for showing what is actually the case.
     
  5. whirlingmerc

    whirlingmerc Puritan Board Sophomore

    We are tinged by sin that touches all aspects of our nature... so in that sense It's a good analogy...
     
  6. Cymro

    Cymro Puritan Board Junior

    The analogy seems a bit diluted to me, but on the other hand try writing with
    that composition! All similitudes fall short, but better to stick to the Book,"dead
    In trespasses and sins."
     
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