You can always degrade and offend a relationship that you hold sacred with something or someone; even yourself.
Is there then sin?
pljames wrote:He had the knowledge of sin and wanted to disseat God.
That's not just knowledge and pride; that's also coveting and malice.
If it were just knowledge and pride, then Satan would be the image of the tenured Marine.
"Pride comes before the fall"; it isn't, "the fall".
So in the version of Satan that holds him as a mutineer, he first is knowing and proud.
He then covets and grows malice.
Stir that in a pot and tip that over the edge, weeee! Hot burning oil.
>Hebrew, Greek, and more similar resources on ILPSpiritual:
a set of neurological processes dealing with value placement, empathy, and sympathy through the associative truncation of relative identity, and which has reached a value set capable of being described as reverent to the individual, and from which existential experience and reflection is capable explicitly.