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Hit List: Taking Aim at the Seven Deadly Sins

Hit List: Taking Aim at the Seven Deadly Sins

By Brian G. Hedges

Paperback. 130 Pages

The Christian life is a war and one of your most lethal enemies hangs its helmet inside your heart. This infernal, internal enemy is sin, which even after new birth continues to reside in every believer. As followers of Jesus, we’ve been given a simple mission regarding sin: search and destroy. Put it to death.

But in the words of Cornelius Plantinga Jr., “sin has a thousand faces.” It is one thing to oppose sin in principle, quite another to actually do the bloody work of crucifying specific sin patterns in our lives. Sometimes these patterns are difficult to detect. Always they fight back, tooth and nail, mounting vehement resistance in counter-maneuvers of a variety and complexity that would send General Schwarzkopf’s mind spinning like a tilt-a-whirl.

The most famous faces of sin are the Seven Deadly Sins: pride, envy, wrath, sloth, greed, gluttony, and lust. The deadly sins are the leading undercover operatives for the world, the flesh, and the devil, that evil complex of powers arrayed against our souls. And while we may recognize these sins by their names, we are often misled by the subtlety of their methods and ways. These sins are masters of disguise, adept at masking their true nature in charades of harmlessness, acceptability, and fun.

In Hit List, Brian Hedges helps us take aim at the seven deadly sins by providing detailed dossiers for each one and equipping us with rich gospel resources for replacing vice with the virtue of Christ.

“Killing sin isn't simply a matter of exercising greater will power. It's not less than that, of course, but it is far more. For the only effective way to mortify sin is to draw on the resources that are already ours through our union with Christ in his death and resurrection. Then, with the confident security of God's grace beneath us, the solid hope of glory before us, and the power of his Spirit within us, we can enter the fray..."

Easy read that will convict you with each chapter but also provide hope and direction for each vice. It incorporates scripture and many other popular Christian writers as well.
- Gregory W.

A very enlightening study of the historical and current understandings of these concepts of fundamental sins. Easy reading of a hard subject that helps us to recognize where these pervasive and destructive attitudes have hidden themselves within our beliefs and behaviors.
- J. Hyde