FORGIVENESS OF SINS
What Is Sin?
Sin is a sense of separation from God. Eden was an allegory. (There really was no physical sacking of Adam and Eve, with their luggage on their head) This sense of separation is the single major tragedy of human experience, and it is rooted largely in selfishness.
What is selfishness?
Selfishness is the attempt to gain some advantage, privilege, or a right to which one is not entitled in justice. It is a sense of isolation, personal existence apart from the eternal Truth that All is One. All is One means that our true self (spirit) is one with God. We are undivided from Him. (Individual really means undivided) We are expressing His ideas and manifesting Him on earth.
For in Him we live, and move and have our being. Acts 17:28
‘ that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one…’ John 17: 21-23
The fact that individually, we are one with Him also means that we are one with all men. Not just a spiritual brotherhood, but also a physical brotherhood of man. What we call ‘evil’, ‘sin’, or the ‘fall of man’ is essentially our attempt to negate this “truth of brotherhood. To break away from Him as well as our fellow men and go our own separate ways; which puts us out of harmony with His plan for His Universe. And the result?
The result is Chaos, competition with one another (strife); a kind of pulling apart of life’s boat in different directions instead of pulling together in one direction. The result is stagnation, fatigue, frustration, and eventual disintegration. Thus the need for ‘forgiveness’ and a return to the fold; so as to again enjoy Oneness with the Divine Presence. A kind of a return to Eden; a return to a life of love, harmony and bliss.