The issue in the world today is not sin. Sin is simply the result of mankind’s rebellious nature. As citizens of the United States we live in a country founded by the ideas of revolution and rebellion. We do not discuss this issue in our doctrinal courses of Christianity because it exposes the root cause of sin, and after all many of us believe we are revolutionaries for Jesus.
A Look at Jesus
Let’s take a look at Jesus’ life! One of the most glaring points for this thought is the man that was set free on the day of his crucifixion, Barabbas! By all accounts this man was a revolutionary! A man fighting against the establishment. As we walk through the accounts of Jesus by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, He never sets any kind of revolutionary or insurrectionist agenda. He simply gave to the poor, the sick, the blind, the deaf, and the lame, some good news.
The nature of Jesus’ ministry did not set himself against the Law or the Prophets, and he did not revolt against those who were in the place of administrating the Law of Moses and the Offerings to Jehovah. Jesus himself said he simply came to fulfill these things. Revolution and rebellion are in the fashion of what caused man to be expelled from the household of Jehovah. We will not ask the question of what causes man to sin, because we have created a doctrine that says from your birth we are sinners, even though the mind has no power to conceive of sin.
The Crusade of Good vs. Evil
This doctrine has set in place the issues that have kept us from understanding repentance. We spend more time asking for forgiveness than we do building our relationship with the Father through Jesus. Where many have joined the crusade of good vs. evil Jesus was preaching repent the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Mankind’s rebellion within the context of his history stems from his rebellion against the household of the One who created all things.
Until we deal with the rebellious nature of mankind, we will never be able to relieve the destructive results of missing the mark (sin). It is only in rebellion that men have set their minds in a broken understanding of their existence. When we repent from our rebellious nature and our ideas of revolution we can then, and only then, see the healing of the nations. Men and women no longer subject to missing the mark but walking in the fullness of what we were created to be as found in the life of Jesus the Anointed One.