Ep. 60 – Temptation & Mortification, Against Empathy, Hamartia & Hamartano


Welcome plodders! This week Douglas Wilson talks about temptation and the three levels of mortification. Then he goes on to review Paul Bloom’s book, “Against Empathy”. Wrapping it up with a look at hamartia and hamartano in 1 Peter. Happy plodding!

Show Notes

Temptation & Mortification:

  • We are tempted by the world, the flesh, and the devil
  • Jesus was genuinely tempted in the wilderness
  • Jesus was never tempted due to his past record of sinning like we are
  • 3 levels of mortification: 1.) becoming a Christian 2.) over and done mortification 3) continuous mortification

Against Empathy:

  • Written by Paul Bloom
  • We live in a time when empathy is considered as the fundamental moral virtue
  • Bloom does a great job showing us why we should take caution with empathy

Hamartia & Hamartano:

  • Looking at hamartano in 1 Peter
  • Mentioned in (1 Pet. 2:20, 2:22, 2:24, 3:18, 4:1, 4:8)