Did you know that the word “SIN” began in Ancient Greece when archery was a huge sport? It was said that you sinned if you missed the mark – if you missed the bull’s eye pinned to the tree. To sin simply meant that you needed to refine what your aim and archery technique, otherwise you’d sin again and again (miss the mark again and again).
How the idea of sinning got all mixed up with deserving to be punished or going to hell is beyond me. We are all sinners when we try something new, aren’t we? Whenever you fail at your attempt to do something successfully – you’re a sinner. Don’t make so much of it – it’s a part of life 🙂
And to be “saved from sin” simply meant that you finally became a pro at what you were trying to do. Now you are able to hit the mark, again and again. Are we not all “saved from sin” when we learn to do something well, and proceed to do it well repeatedly?
When you were learning to ride a bike, you sinned many times. And then, the moment came when you were able to balance and pedal at the same time, and you were saved from sinning on the bike from that moment on. You were no longer a sinner when it came to biking.
In what arena of life are you currently sinning? Some folks seem to consistently have problems with money matters. They are sinning in the financial domain. And what happens if they finally get the money matter licked, and begin making a good income and learn to manage their money properly? They are saved from sin; they are no longer sinners when it comes to money.
Look at your life from the above perspective; notice where you are sinning. Stop punishing yourself for failing; spend more time refining your action. So, now you know the truth – sinning doesn’t mean you’re going to hell; it simply means you have more work to do. Do the work needed to refine your action, and declare yourself a sinner no more!