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What is Sin?

This particular page will be fairly brief simply because the subject of "sin" is quite easily explained. However, in order to see sin as it truly is, you need to, again, clear your mind of the preconceived ideas about sin, and memories you have about what the world has described as sin.

You won't be able to understand sin fully unless you have taken the time to study the other pages associated with These other pages explain the whole plan of God and this page will simply fit into the puzzle like all the other pieces.

Let's begin to learn what sin is.

Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

1 John 3:4 Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.

1 John 3:8 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.

Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law [is] the knowledge of sin.

POINT: Sin is not a system of DO'S AND DON'TS. IT IS A WAY OF THINKING AND BEING. It isn't simply, "you shall not. . ." As has been mentioned in previous pages, God's mind is reflected by His spirit. His written word, the Bible, is a reflection of how God thinks. The scriptures contain the very mind of God, and He has laid out the "lessons" for mankind in the pages of the Bible. In order for God to accomplish His greatest creation, that of character development in beings with free choice, He HAS to have a system of developing such character. That system is encompassed in what the world has viewed as an oppressive way to live. Of COURSE, it couldn't seem like anything else BUT oppressive to a free-willed, conscious being who has lost the purpose for his or her own existence. The natural mind of mankind, remember, hates God's ways. The shaping of character in such a mind is not an easy task to endure, because it requires making the choice to go AGAINST SELF, against the natural direction an imperfect mind, especially influenced by Satan, WANTS to go.

Satan has, again, taken the truth of the nature of sin, and wrapped it up in traditional religious sounding garb, which as we have seen already, simply turns people off to seeing the reality and truth behind the original concept. So we just need to view the nature of "sin" in the correct light.

The well known 10 Commandments are an outline of a way to live. You see, Satan has perverted true religion so much that we become locked into the weak, useless FORM and fail to break out of that mold or thinking. We have been CONDITIONED to be repelled by the truth simply through the slow yet consistent manipulation of the world's religion and practices. We fail, completely, to see the TRUE REALITY of existence.

That reality is a SPIRITUAL reality. All that we think we know or perceive, or are told is true, is NOT necessarily true. We are physical beings in a physical universe so we presume that this is the TRUE REALITY, and that anything outside THIS reality is foolishness, magical, weird or "supernatural." The fact is, God and His way of thinking and being IS THE ONLY TRUE REALITY THAT EXISTS. We have to come to see that sooner or later.

With reality as it truly is, what good is it, do you think, for mankind to insist on doing his own thing and going his own way? Will our wrong choices CHANGE REALITY? Will we be able to somehow, bypass the truth of existence, and create ANOTHER reality simply because we choose to? Will our choices actually alter the very nature of God? NO!

Our choices, if they consistently reject reality and foolishly attempt to live an illusion, will result in only ONE END. THAT END IS ETERNAL DEATH. Not life in hell, not anything else mankind wants to dream up, it simply means that our consciousness will cease to exist and our memory, thoughts, hopes, joys, everything will cease to exist, even to the point that who and what we were will actually be FORGOTTEN by all existing beings who DID choose the right way, the REAL way.

So, essentially, sin is a term for everything that conscious, free-willed beings do that is contrary to the way God lives and acts. Sin describes a state of being, a way of thinking and acting that is contrary to the ultimate support system of all life and the universe.

Christ is the beginning of this process IN us, by His sacrifice which opens the way to direct contact with God, and His nature and state of existence is the END of that process, because we will be exactly like Him when we are resurrected, if we complete the training.

Unless we are created and ultimately changed to this sin-LESS state of mind and acting, we can't expect to continue on living because everyone has to be brought into conformity with reality. That is the ONLY way mankind will ever find true peace and happiness.

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