posted on Aug, 10 2004 @ 10:41 PM
Is sin, in the Bible defined as a crime against one's own self? Against God? Or a combination that separates one from God?
As David said when confronted with his sins concerning Bathsheba and her husband..."Against you Oh God have I sinned." The earth and everything in
it (including the self) belongs to God, when we sin it is against God.
Sin is to fall short of the glory of God
"All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Don't even try to be perfect...you can't do it. That's why Christ had to come, we all fall
short, we cannot be like God...He came to live in us by His Spirit and any good we do is not us but His Spirit in us. It's that simple.
Everyone lies, especially to ourselves. Beginning with Eve (then Adam). She thought that if she were like God knowing good and evil that she would
choose the good and reject the evil. But the goddess-wannabe found after choosing to believe the Serpent, that she had no covering...she was in
sinning flesh and wanted to cover it up...hide herself and her actions from God. We still do this to this day, covering-ass, and making excuses and
blaming others for our short-falleness.
Jesus' Sermon on the Mount tells of the ideal and perfect concept of the 'new man', His Spirit in us. If we desire this perfecting God grants it,
His Spirit in us does that perfecting. It's a slow and painful process, but it is the only way to salvation (gk. soterion=being all that God intended
us to be). Conforming to the world is easy, we just go along like sheep. Dying to flesh is tough we have to have our real selves revealed to us, only
after the revelation can there be permanent change with Christ-nature replacing human-nature. But hey, it hurts so good!