ORIGINS OF SIN AND EVIL - THE WORDS
Sin & Evil: In the Aramaic Language and culture that the New Testament Biblical Jesus taught in, the terms for “sin” and “evil” were archery terms. When the archer shot at the target and missed the scorekeeper yelled the Aramaic word for sin. It meant that you were off the mark, take another shot. The concept of sin was to be positive mental feedback.
Sin is when you are operating from inaccurate information and thus a perceptual mis-take. When you become conscious and aware if the results of your inaccuracy you have the option to reconsider what you have learned and do as they do in Hollywood, “do another take.” By the way, where the arrow fell when it missed the target was referred to as evil. The original Greek word for missing the mark is “Hamartia”.
The church system defines sin as “an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God’s will.” This would mean, by design, that the church decides what God’s will might be and therefore by default, is a decision as to what the church leaders have decided would be God’s will since God is Spirit and unable to write a book.
Reaching farther back into time, Sin - (Akkadian) god of the Moon; counterpart of Sumerian Nanna. Sin, (Akkadian), Sumerian Nanna, in Mesopotamian religion, the god of the moon was the father of the sun god, Shamash (Sumerian: Utu), and in some myths, of Ishtar (Sumerian: Inanna), goddess of Venus, and with them formed an astral triad of deities.
Sin was represented as an old man with a flowing beard—a wise and unfathomable god—wearing a headdress of four horns surmounted by a crescent moon. The last king of Babylon, Nabonidus (reigned c. 556–539 bc), attempted to elevate Sin to a supreme position within the pantheon.
“The wages of sin is death” says scripture. We must not look at scripture in a literal sense. It is allegory and always carries a deeper meaning. Another way of seeing this verse is “what is paid or received for work or services due to inaccurate information and thus a perceptual mis-take, is a resulting ignorance”.
We as human beings, must find the Truth and live within the Universal Laws that have been established. Laws such as mentalism, correspondence, vibration, polarity, rhythm, cause and effect, Gender, etc. When we learn to live within these parameters, we do not transgress the Laws. When we find the Truth, then “the Truth will make us free.”
Just a thought ...
~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.