I’m probably way over my head on this one, but here goes anyway…..
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Jesus said in Matthew 5:28 …
“But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
This is only my take on what sin might be. What do you think? What is your take on where sin begins, and how do your views fit in with Matthew 5:28?
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If adultery is a sin, and one can commit this sin by just a thought, then how far back must we go to get to the bottom of where sin actually begins? Where does sin actually begin? In our DNA? I believe this is the case.
But how did I get from ‘a thought’ to ‘DNA’?
If one can commit sin by only a thought, then what’s going on here exactly?
Again. You may think I’m totally bonkers about this, but here are my thoughts on where all this sin actually begins.
A lustful thought is imperfect. If even am imperfect thought is sin, then is sin about being imperfect? When Adam and Eve lived in the garden without sin, they were going to live forever. But when they ate the fruit, evil entered into them and so made them imperfect. Now, death would be able to overtake them. What is death? Death happens because of the slow disintegration of the imperfect DNA structures; because, after the fall, our DNA became corrupted so that it was no longer perfect.
I believe that when Adam and Eve ate the apple, they were exposed to evil and this evil corrupted their DNA to make it less-than-perfect, and so, disintegratable. I believe that we creatures on this planet are inherently sinful in our imperfect states; that this state is what was called ‘sin’; and that this sin resides at the core of our beings. So with this view, it naturally follows that we can not remove ourselves from it in any way.
Follow this logic further… deeper…
Can you see it yet? If we are this thoroughly corrupted to our very core, then it follows logically that we must be: Absolutely — Totally — Completely — and Utterly — incapable of rescuing ourselves. So deep, so elemental is this sin, that it resides in us to our very core. We are utterly riddled with it. This sin-nature is so thoroughly entwined within us at the deepest level of our makeup that we have become void of any ability to rescue ourselves by our own defective self-power.
Do you see it yet?
Because of the corrupted [sinned] DNA within us, this is how much we actually need a Savior to rescue us! Without Jesus, our Savior, we are Absolutely — Totally — Completely — and Utterly — doomed in this sin! Being riddled with sin at this deep a level, you can see… we truly are doomed. There is no way to rescue our defective selves, using our own defective selves.
The act of death and resurrection by Christ appears to be the only way we can be saved from our own inevitable deaths because of sin. True. Our bodies will die from this sin, but His is the only power which is super-naturally powerful enough, to preserve our spirits.
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**Peace & All Feloreaw to our Great & Mighty God**
I feel like this post is very messy, but I’ve done the best I can with it. The ideas are difficult for me to communicate. If there are parts missing, or parts that don’t make sense, please ask Him about this. I know He will fill in any gaps in understanding – in mine or in yours. What do you think? I’m open to any input about what has been revealed to you in this
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