Another Question on Sin

Someone asked: How can Jesus or the Spirit of God indwelling a man, and we make a claim that we have the mind of Christ, that we are not two separate entities, but a single entity (1+1=1), yet still sin.

Reply:  The only way I could explain that is to say that when you live in the realm of oneness with Christ the issue of sin does not come up. If one is asking the question about sin one has not yet seen who he is. One is still outside the door asking questions that cannot possibly be answered on a one-two-three linear basis. The fact is that the scriptures say that if we are in Christ, then we are in His Spirit and we therefore walk in His Spirit. Therefore we do not fulfill the lust of the flesh. If we are sin-concerned then we are self-concerned, because Christ has no concern over sin, it having been swallowed up into the Life that He is.

As far as the separation issue, it is the same answer. Intellect and logic cannot give the answer. Faith that He is in us and that “he that is joined to the Lord is one spirit” is the answer, only known in the Spirit and by the Spirit. We don’t walk in an objective knowing, but rather in an unconscious/consciousness of HE and I are one, even as Jesus said He and the Father are one. Same oneness. John 17:11, 20-23. Same oneness. When you see me you see the Father. Same oneness. Jesus prayed for it. Do we believe the Father answered that prayer, and HAS GIVEN US (not one day will — that wasn’t the prayer) the same glory and the same oneness? That is what Jesus prayed for. To realize by faith that God has already answered the prayer and to live by faith on the basis of an already given answer requires us to walk on 20,000 fathoms of water, as Kierkegaard said. Totally illogical and inimical to the reasoning mind of man, yet believed and lived in the Spirit. That is the struggle — to believe what God says, rather than what we think we see.

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5 thoughts on “Another Question on Sin

  1. That last sentence is so true. It is always a temptation to believe just what I see or just what I feel. I have to go over what I truly believe…what God says is true.

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