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10 mph over the limit, sin?

Apr 15th, 2008 Posted in Faith, Liberty | no comment »

speed limit signI recently had a discussion on driving habits with a gentleman with whom I commute to work fairly regularly. This man is a consummate professional, erudite, well-spoken, and possesses a quick wit and ready answers; and he made a statement to me that I’ve heard often, “I don’t think that my going 10 mph over the speed limit is an issue between me and my God”.

First, let me say that I don’t believe this man was sinning, because he honestly doesn’t believe that it is an issue. We’re asked to examine ourselves and the Scriptures to decide what is right and what is wrong, that is, to undergo a process of examination to decide what is right and I’d like to make sure, so I go to Scripture since it is infinitely wise and right.

This is the point that we’ll examine in this post. Is it “a sin” to go a few miles an hour over the set speed limit? Read the rest of this entry »