Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Sin.


I am loath to use the word sin.

One translation of the Hebrew word for sin is to miss the mark.

The word sin is associated with bad behavior.

It is a black mark and a debt.

But there are reasons why people commit sins.
Mostly out of fear.

So, if there are reasons for our sins are they really sins?

Are they not merely mistakes through which we learn?

Traditionally sin has been used to place people in debt in order to control their behavior.

This is an abuse of theology.

The emphasis should not be on our sins but on the forgiveness we have received from God.

May we forgive those who have sinned against us as we have been forgiven.


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