In “Why Good Things Happen to Good People”, I read these astonishing words: “The gap between what we feel goodness requires and what our lives really are will never be wholly closed. In other words, we all need to be forgiven.”
I agree totally. I think this “what we feel goodness requires” is part of the image of God that we are created in. This gap is what some of us consider “sin”. And closing this gap is “forgiveness of sin”. Science and man-made religion can help us narrow this gap. But we cannot close this gap wholly by ourselves. Only God can do that. This last paragraph is not from the book. It is mine.