I may be over my head on this one, but here goes anyway…..
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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.”
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If one can commit sin by only a thought, then what exactly is going on here?
If even a thought of adultery is a sin, 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’?
A lustful thought, which the Bible refers to as sin, is also an unholy thought. The definition of unholy [or sin] is less-than-perfect. If this is true, then is sin about being less-than-perfect? When Adam and Eve lived in the garden without sin, they were perfect, holy beings that were going to live forever. But when they ate the fruit they then “knew evil”. Evil entered into them and they became sinful, unholy, or less-than-perfect beings; and God said to them that death would now overtake them.
What is death? Death happens because of the slow disintegration of corrupted DNA. When Adam and Eve ate that fruit, they were exposed to evil and this evil corrupted their [our] DNA. This is what made our DNA disintegratable.
So if this imperfection lies in our DNA, then it resides at the very core of our beings so that we cannot remove ourselves from it in any way, shape, or form.
Follow this logic further… deeper…
If we are so thoroughly corrupted – to our very core – then it follows that we are: absolutely, completely, utterly incapable of rescuing ourselves. We are thoroughly riddled with it, aren’t we? And, having this amount of sin-nature so entwined within us, at the deepest level of our makeup, makes us void of any ability to rescue ourselves by our own defective selves.
Do you see it yet?
If all that I’ve said, is true, because of the corrupted [unholy] DNA within us, this is how much we actually need a Savior to save us. We need Him desperately! Without Jesus, our Savior, we are absolutely, completely, utterly — doomed in our sin. Being riddled with sin at this deep a level, you can see… we truly are doomed, aren’t we? There is no way to escape our most miserable selves, using our own most miserable selves. We need Christ to rescue us from our bodies of death.
O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?
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. By His death, He showed us that our bodies will die from this sin, but by His resurrection, He also showed us that He has the power to preserve our spirits, and can create new bodies for us to wear – holy bodies, without sin, with perfect DNA, that will last forever – just like His was after His resurrection. In the new body, He could transport through walls but could also eat, just as we do now. And at the end, He showed us that, in His new body, He could be lifted to the throne of God. And we are told that we will be able to do this too.
Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death. Only in this way could he set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying.
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**Peace & All Feloreaw to our Great & Mighty God**
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? Sometimes I hit it on the head – and sometimes I miss the mark entirely. If there are parts missing, or parts that don’t make sense, please ask Him about it. I know I am not a completed work yet, but I also know He will fill in any gaps in both our understandings – eventually – and in His perfect timing. What do you think? I’m open to any input about what has been revealed to you in this.
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