MK1220 saidOk boys stand back because Pastor MK is about to break this all down for ya'll.... it'll take a few I haven't been in the christian mix in quite some time, but when you read this, I will be channeling my past so I need you to read my next post while imagining me with a southern accent and a vacant look in my eyes.
So let's talk bout sin see..... From what I read in recent posts on the pondering of sin, I think your think'in too micro-like. See the bible lays out sin so wonderfully that you don't even need to think too much about it see. lets consider the 7 deadlies.... we got, gluttony, lust, sloth, anger, greed, eny, and PRIDE. I capitalized pride because the Bible says that the greatest of these is Pride. I take that to mean the Pride trumps all these sins... From my own life, watching others flounder in the nasty unrighteousness of the heathen life I have seen first witness to the fact that all six of these sins extend from pride one way or another... Pride, being the greatest isn't just begin boastful ya see.... it's about the glory and the honor of thine own-self over the Lord almighty. Its about look'in out for number one; number one being ourselves and NOT Jesus. See when before Adam and Eve ate that forbid fruit, their whole attention was on God, they didn't even realize they were naked. When they disobeyed God, They were in Sin and were able to see that they were in fact Naked. They also had to leave the garden..... Think about that for a second cause thats important....
So sin is manifested through deeds and actions, we can choose to sin or not. but thats just behaviors.... the thing is see, Sin itself is the absence of God. Liv'in in sin, is liv'in in without God. I got news for ya'll. well.... I got good news and bad news....
The bad news is that Human beins, with the exception of Christ, have been liven in sin sin adam and eve were kick out of the garden. The garden see, holds the presence of God. They disobeyed and therefore removed God from their being. The bible calls it a lifting of the veil, or the knowledge of good and evil. See before they sinned, they only knew God, but they didn't have a sense that God was good. It was until after they lost him that they gain the knowledge of good and evil. Distance makes the heart grow fonder they say, and Adam had over 900 year to vouch for that one! Now the really bad news is that the Bible says the wages of sin is death. Since God is life and sin that we are now born into is the absence of God, then death and sin are words cosmically interchangeable. We are born dying. Which was not the plan.
Now the good news.... is JESUS!
See, Jesus was the only human being begotten by God (other than Adam). which means he essentially had the opportunity to have eternal life they way Adam and his descendants we planned to have. However, it was Jesus' love for His Father's children that allowed Jesus to make a blood sacrifice of himself to cover the sins of all God children. That who ever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life!
So sin you see, isn't something that you just do sir. every second of your hearts beat, you are sinning. You are in sin. Jesus was not in sin which is why he had the abilities of his father. To walk on water, transmute water to wine, feed thousands with five fish and some bread... and my personal favorite, creat a rip hole in the timespace continuum and transfigure himself to communicate with TWO prophets from the far past.... Can you do that? No? then you are in sin, and desperately need the blood of christ to cover those sins so you can be with the Father.
so In closing.... do not think of the sin as a behavior but as a citizenship in a desolate country... Jesus' blood is your passport.