What is sin? People use it as a verb, so is it an action?
Jesus said we were born in it, so is it a place or something like water or the
air? I used to describe it as something like the atmosphere. We’re surrounded
by it, engulfed.
Now I would describe it as more of a state of being. Like
the natural universe is governed by laws. Everything in the known universe is
bound by the physics of its reality. Trees, bugs, photosynthesis and even Time
cannot escape the laws of nature and neither can we. But we have a lifeline
thrown to us. The hand of Christ reaches out to pull us into what lies
beyond this material existence, into the supernatural.
Sin is “here”. We are in it because we exist here in the
natural universe. Used as a verb it simply means to do what comes naturally
while in this state of being. So “don’t sin” is saying not to become attached
to this place. It is fleeting and temporary. Work yourself up to eternal life,
prepare now! Don’t do the things that will tie you to this world because, one
can only assume, that it will drag you down when you are there, in Paradise.