Kim BeomHeon (Tiger), an ESR exchange student from Hanshin University Graduate School of Theology in South Korea, delivered the following message during Joint Seminary Worship at Bethany Theological Seminary and Earlham School of Religion on Friday, February 17, 2017:
I heartily welcome and bless you today in the name of the Lord.
We have gathered here to believe in something.
The object of our faith may be God alone,
it may be Jesus Christ, or it could be another object of worship.
Why do we have faith, and why do we worship?
Faith is the primary thing that saves us from sin.
The forms of salvation and methods of salvation that world religions claim are diverse.
The concept of sin we must know for salvation is very diverse.
Especially, the concept of sin today is very diverse.
In these circumstances today, Christianity asks this serious question.
What is sin?
There can be various discussions about sin, but I think that sin is not knowing oneself.
"Do you know exactly who you are?"