What is Sin?
by E T Waldron
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edited: Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2005
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There is really only one sin!
When asked what is sin, how do you answer?
This article is my answer to those who asked me. God doesn't excuse sin, he pardons it, but only through atonement!
Sin is denying God our Creator, in favor of Satan . That is what sin amounts to Satan, is chosen over God in this world because he feeds our desires. We may wish to deny this , but that's only stubborn pride to believe that we are not victims of the wily ways in Satans schemes
Christ did not sin, he wasn't married to Mary Magdalene, the people who spread those stories are the very types who Satan has used over the centuries to increase his followers.
God did not intend our method of procreation to become the reason for most of our sin. Sensual desire from carnal attraction was devised totally by Satan to win us for himself. We who have bought into it are destined to live with him, out of god's reach hungering for God and righteousness never having our thirst quenched that is the hell we face, when we believe in Satans deceptions.
Satan appealed to our baser instincts to inspire sexual attraction, making us desire what we were not meant to. That is why erotica and porn has ruled the hearts of so many, bringing disaster to even whole nations because of it. It destroys our sense of balance, making us slaves to Satans whims, so that all we can think of, is finding love to satisfy the desires we have, never realizing that the lust will never fill the needs we have, and sex can never sate the true desire of the heart.
You will notice that there is a minority of happily married people ,or those in long-lasting relationships, and their success happened, only because they have learned that there is a time and place for all things and each must be given their proper priorty so that there will be balance that results in harmony.
Sex is not first among them, though that is what has happened in our culture, it is at the top of all things. There is hardly a sentence without some innuendo about it. There isn't an advertisement without it. No movie TV etc even the Disney features with just animation all have wisecracks or referrence to it, some way or other. It overwhelms all other subjects. Our youth constantly think of it, and now do it as easily as chewing gum.
Sexual attraction and a lusty approach to love is not wrong if it isn't the only attraction, and doesn't become possesive, or an obsession. I used Sex as a basis for sin, because it is the most prevalent cause for most peoples distress, and they don't even realize it. They put the blame for their misery elsewhere, because way down deep there is the guilt that they keep hidden, due to the way they have allowed sex to rule their lives.
God doesn't see sin in terms of sex, or any of the other terms we use. To God, sin is anything that keeps us from loving him,so what it is doesn't matter, as much as why it is.
Why would you choose anything over God who created you? That is the main question God deals with. If you can deny Him in favor of another god (an idol) then you have problems with the way you think. That is why your mind needs to be transformed. God renews the mind. Satan destroys it! It's that simple.
So whether your idol is sex money greed, power,etc or all of them, makes no difference to God. His only concern is for you to realize, that by denying him you will never have the joy of eternity, and all the wealth and beauty he has waiting in His realms for you, beyond anything you could dream or imagine. Simply put denying God is the only sin.
Satan has something for you too, defeat,misery a forever unhappy state of distress, wanting what you can never have, if you wait until you pass from this realm. You either learn to love God now, while living under Satans earthly rule, or you don't forever.
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|Reviewed by Bud Offutt
|What is sin? The Bible tells us exactly wht it is without question.
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the
law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
Now all we have to know. What is the law?
The Ten Commandments of God, the first four tell us how to love God, the last six tell us how to love man.
|Reviewed by Henry Miranda
|Your, right we have to decide which camp we belong in, either satins or God and stay there. Its called resist the devil and he will flee. Well-written God Bless --Henry|
|Reviewed by Randall Barfield
|we r created in God's image/that includes the sexual organs i think/i think sexual desire is part of God's plan e.g. it is a desire that we have to keep under control (for instance inside the marriage as much as we can--easier for some than others/the problems you speak of are results from a lack of control/God is love and we must love to be part of God and his realm/anyway, this is part of the way i see things/we all are different, though children of God|
|Reviewed by robert millette
|Interesting writing E. I came to realize that by commiting a sin, i was engraining my consciounce with guilt. This guilt/shame would then become a built in stumbling block that would hinder my ability to effectively teach. When a person has no guilt or shame within themselves, they then become a most highly effective teacher.
I have a very hard time finding anything appreciable in Mr. Thorpes commentary. Other than the statement that a jewish man must be married. I would be interested to find the factual basis for that. I have wondered about the "Apostle that Jesus Loved" Contextually speaking, it would seem that this Apostle was sent apart significantly from the other Apostles. Was it James, also the Son of Mary and Joseph? Or, was it possibly Mary of Magdeline. Wish i was sharp enough to remeber the names of the Twelve Apostles. Closest i have ever seen to there being any enumeration of them would be in the book of Matthew. In chapter ten, it refers to the Twelve Apostle, but i think it is the last chapter of Matthew, in the great commision that it refers to the remaining Eleven Apostles
E. , Well written on how sin affects our day to day lives.
|Reviewed by John Martin
|Hallelujah!!!...You got it right my dear...Its nice to finally find someone with intelligence and talent writing about God and Sin for change. Youve brightened my day...THANKS AGAIN!|
|Reviewed by Ian Thorpe
|I ask you as I have asked many "christians" here, have you actually read the New Testament?
Sin and Satan are particularly christian concepts and yet Jesus (or Yesu in Aramaic or Joshua in English)gives us only one commandment - the same one as was given by teachers of the old religion "love your world and your fellow men.
Who cares if Jesus was married to Mary Magdeline, (as a Jewish man he would have had to be married to somebody but of course the biggest error religion made is in assuming Jesus was Jewish. In fact we know he was not if we care to seek the truth.
You have much to learn before you embark upon articles like this I'm afraid. Leave people alone, Satan only lurks in the hearts of the pious. The rest of us, well we're not perfect but we do OK.
My very best wishes to you
|Reviewed by Betty Torain
|Thanks Eileen, You are biblically correct. It takes the spirit to reveal this concept. Once it is understood we cannot help but be humble before our mighty God. Love, Betty|
|Reviewed by m j hollingshead
|Reviewed by Carole Mathys
|This is a most powerful write, beautifully written!
Peace and love, Carole
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Thanks for sharing this most powerful piece!!
|Reviewed by P. Michaels
|You hit the nail on the head. What do you think of this statement 'Abuse is another word for sin'. I believe this to be so? Move down and read the article on 'Generational Abuse' if you haven't already done so.
It's great to know that God forgives through atonement. Good article, Eileen.
|Reviewed by Janet Parker
|This is a powerfully written piece that contains absolute truth. I needed to read it. I need to be reminded everyday. Thank you, Eileen for this brilliant essay. xxxooo Janet|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|good explanation of sin and what it does. great write! :)|