Infirmities vs Sin Distinction

As we’re praying through things, it’s helpful to distinguish between infirmities and sin. The distinction is very important as infirmities are not sin.

I’ve pulled this table below from a wonderful book entitled “The Fallacy of the “Sinning Christian” by a dear brother, Pastor and theologian Malcolm Lavender who has gone on to his reward.

(I added some emphasis to the text not present in the book, i.e. underline and bold.)

Infirmities are involuntary

Sin is a choice involving rebellion

Infirmities bring embarrassment and humiliation

Sin Produces death, guilt, and condemnation

Infirmities do not interrupt communion with God

Sin breaks fellowship with God