posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 05:56 PM
But if I were to cast myself in the light of how a christian is supposed to live, I would have to judge myself a sinner.
Welcome to the club! I have been here for a while...please come in and make yourself warm.
According to all the major Abrahamic religions, I
would be considered a huge sinner, yet, here I AM striving. Somebody up there must REALLY love me because look at all these "pure and devout" souls
living by the good book and still being treated as if they are Job.
On a side note: I find it ironic (and funny) that the concept of sin within Christianity has lost its original meaning to the point people debate it
like they were debating whether the Easter bunny is more real than Santa.
Going down the path of Gematria, Greek, Hebrew, and/or Egyptian Etymology; one will come to discover the word "sin"
actually had a different
meaning in ancient times than the more commonly accepted meaning of today. The word Harmatia,
the origin of the word sin meant; "to miss the
or to be more precise "failure with consequences; error in judgement."
It didn't at the time have anything to do with morals or
values. When the concept of sin enters my awareness, it usually signifies trying to manifest desires in a counter productive manner that defies the
way the mind and reality truly operates.
To counter "missing the mark", one must correct their ways (conditioned beliefs). In other words: One must repent;
become more aware of the
greater reality and inner workings of the mind and how it relates to the outer world of appearances. To not do so is to sin which is to live in
perpetual ignorance of The Law.
What is the Law....?
The answer may vary just like the understanding of the concept of sin varies according to how one has been conditioned to understand the concept
without ever applying critical thought concerning the matter, even by the most devout of followers.
Talk about "missing the mark".
ETA: Hamartia - en.wikipedia.org...
edit on 11-7-2015 by Involutionist because: (no reason given)