What is Sin?
The Two Realities
Shamar Briyth Believer's Doctrine
The following definitions are just a prelude to the message herein.
Chata (Strong's H2398) ; a verb : to forfeit, to lack, to expiate, to lead astray, and to condemn.
Chatiy (Strong's H2408) ; noun : an offense
Sin is the "Self-centered" act or offense of lawlessness. A state of rebellion against YHVH through disobedience to YHVH's Will (YHVH's Holy Nature)
Sin is the act of or offense of being Selfish or Self-Centered, and putting "Self" ahead of YHVH. This is a form of "Idolatry" known as "Vanity" or "Self Worship".
Sin is the exact opposite of "Love", and "Love" is the True Spiritual Nature of YHVH.
Sin entered the world through the "Self-centered" act of disobedience (without repentance) against YHVH's Commandment (Thou shalt not eat freely of the [symbolic] Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil) with the First Symbolic and Real Human Beings, Adam and his wife Eve.
Note: If Adam and Eve had repented of their Sin, YHVH would have forgiven them, but Eve blamed the serpent, and Adam blamed Eve.
Note: The payment for Sin is Eternal Destruction in Gehenna Hell, "The Lake of Fire", but the Gift of YHVH through Grace (Favor) is Eternal Life for All who Truly Believe in Messiah Y'Shua, through Love, as their Perfect Sacrificial Passover Lamb of G-d, their High Priest, elder brother, and their Role Model. See "Sacrifice of Messiah."
The Two Realities of Sin
Much confusion exist concerning sin, and most people are completely unaware that they are confused on this topic; however, Messiah ministry attempted to make people aware of what Sin and True Sin are and how they are actually different. Scripture and Epistles are full of examples of Sin, and also True Sin, but Messiah summed it up very well when he said:
Matthew 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Messiah was attempting to teach mankind that, while the breaking of "The Law" (Torah) was "Sin," "TRUE SIN" was and is "Mental Attitude Sin," whether the attitude sin actually resulted in the breaking of Torah (Commandments, ordinances, precepts, traditions of YHVH) or not. Not just any mental attitude, but the attitude of "SELF" (Self-ishness, Self-centeredness, Self-satisfaction, Self-fullment, Self-confidence, Self-content, Self-controlled, Self-deceived, Self-determination, Self-esteem, Self-fulfillment, Self-importance, Self-indulgence, Self-love, Self-pity, Self-reliance, Self-respect, Self-righteousness, and Self-seeking are just some of the aspects of "True Sin" IF "Self" is chosen over "The Loving Guidance and Standards of YHVH." Why? Simple, "SELF" is "Self-worship," and "Self-worship" is idolatry, and the breaking of "The Intent of Torah Law" (Thou shalt have no other gods before me).
Whenever, we read in Scripture or any Inspired Word of YHVH, that someone was "TEMPTED" (YHVH cannot be tempted), that is an indication that the "Tempted Person" was guilty of considering the temptation. Even The Messiah could be and was "Tempted."
Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as [we are, yet] without sin (The Breaking of The Intent of Torah).
1John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth, also, the law (Jewish Law or Torah) for sin is the transgression of the law (Torah).
But we see Y'Shua (Messiah), who was made a little lower than the angels (physical) for the suffering of (physical) death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of YHVH should taste death for every man.
10 For it befitting him, for whom [are] all things (created by YHVH), and on behalf of whom (First Fruits) [are] all things, in bringing many sons (First Fruits) unto glory, to make the captain (Messiah) of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
So here we have it, Messiah was without blemish according to "The Intent" of Torah (Law), but still not perfect, as indicated by his being able to be tempted, until he suffered, and freely gave him-SELF, as the ultimate example of sacrifice for the True sin of "SELF."
1 John 3:4 ; 5:17 ; Romans 1:20-21 ; 3:23-24 ; 5:12 ; 6:23 ; 7:24-25 ; Mark 7:21-23 ; Galatians 5:17-21
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