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Signature Sins: An Introduction

November 21, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

A few weeks ago I read Signature Sins by Michael Mangis (IVP 2008).  He

Bruegel's Seven Deadly Sins

talks about the seven deadly sins:, lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, anger, envy, pride and defines sin as a “failure of our soul to be fully attuned to God’s soul.” 15  He says a  signature sin is “my sin pattern . . . my sin profile.” 14 Signature sins are  “places where sin has most taken root. . . Primary root of sin which lies at the core.” 61 He suggests the following:

“Be in prayerful reflection about your own signature sins. Take note of those sins that cause a twinge of recognition.  Be especially mindful of where your heart may desire not to look.” 29

We need to name our signature sins.  It is a knowing of our secret nemesis.

  • Enter the process with reverence and prayer
  • Accuracy and thoroughness should be our first priority
  • Take great care
  • Choosing a name requires a growing familiarity with the sin itself—shades of meaning are important
  • Prayerfully submit to God’s naming of our sin.

Apparently some are making money off of these signature sins as you will see below since you can buy and demonstrate to all your own special sin!

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  1. damian
    July 11, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    how could i get my hands on them wrist bands???

  1. February 22, 2010 at 4:00 am

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