I wanted to cover an important aspect of theology that I found is underlooked in the church today and that is sin.
So what is sin?
The first important question regarding sin is what it actually is. In simplicity, sin is a malicious act done against God by our own free-will. Another way to put is it that when we sin, we take away something valueable to someone by our own choice. Now, before I continue, I need to cover how we actually sin against God seeing that it’s often misunderstood.
God is infinte in nature and by that we cannot add or take away from him. If you have ever studied any math in depth you will know that what I say is logically correct since infinity has no beginning or end, thus goes on forever in all ways. With that knowledge, and also the knowledge that we sin by taking something valueable away from someone, we cannot logically sin against God. So how do we sin if this is the case? The answer to this is that we sin through our neighbor. We can add or take away from them, and by saying this, we say that we sin against God thourgh our neighbor. However, it is improtant to note that those who believe in God sin in a much more magnified aspect than those who do not. This is the case because when you have knowledge of what is truly good and what is truly evil, you are held more responsible for your actions than those who don’t know it well if at all. What we can deduce from this is that the more knowledge you have of God and yourself, the more likely you are to sin, but also the less likely you are to sin because of that knowledge.
Regarding this idea, I am going to explain the actual graivty of sin seeing that that’s often misunderstood as well. I will say it plain and simple, that sin is a malicious action that is infinte in nature. You might be asking how is that possible? The answer is what I said in the last parahraph. God is infinite in nature so when we sin against him through our neighbor, our sin gets magnified by infinity too, hence why I said the more knowledge you have, the more likely you are to sin and also the more grave your sin is. Now, you might be horribly mad at me for giving you this knowledge, but I promise that what I will bring you with that knowledge will give you the greatest joy as it did for me, but first I must cover the most difficult aspect, which is regarding the just punishment for sin.
The proper and just punishment for sin, seeing that sin is infinte in nature, will also have to be infinite, but not just in time (as hell is), but also in pain and all other aspects the mind can comprehend and cannot comprehend. The only just punishment I have been able to come up with is that the origin of sin and the source (namely humans) need to be erased to have proper atonement. What I mean by erased, is never being born, never being conceived and never being conceived in the mind of God. To have a truly just punishment, we should have never been conceived in the master of creation’s mind and this world and universe should have never existed. Clearly this is not the case, so what actually happened?
With the coming of Jesus Christ, his passion and death on the cross, he erased the origin of sin, but not the one who committed it. He erased original sin in all humans rather than humans themselves because he loves us so much that he couldn’t bare the thought of us not existing anymore. This my friends, is true love. He gave up his life for our sake when he didn’t have to just so he could give us the easiest possible way to enjoy eternal happiness with him. The entire conception of Jesus was an act of love all the way until his ascension into heaven. How great and beautiful is this! I cannot believe that such a good God has blessed us in this beautiful way and as I told you, that the knowledge of sin will bring the greatest joy to you and that joy is Jesus Christ!
I hope this long entry will be helpful to many of you and that you may strive to love Jesus Christ more and more everyday!