Repentance


This is the month of Elul and traditionally also called Teshuva, the season of repentance, in the Hebrew world.  I believe it is a great time for all of us to take a deep look into our own hearts and lives to see what sins we are harboring there.

What is the definition of sin?  Here it is straight from one of the original followers of our Messiah:

1 John 3:4

Everyone that practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness

What is lawlessness?

STRONGS NT 458: ἀνομία

ἀνομία, ἀνομίας, ἡ (ἄνομος);

1. properly, the condition of one without law — either because ignorant of it, or because violating it.

2. contempt and violation of law, iniquity, wickedness:

458 anomía (from 1 /A “not” and 3551 /nómos, “law”) – properly, without law;

lawlessness; the utter disregard for God’s law (His written and living Word).

458 /anomía (“lawlessness”) includes the end-impact of law breaking – i.e. its negative influence on a person’s soul (status before God).

So in summary:

Sin, according to Scripture (that was written after the Resurrection and after Paul) is the disregard for and/or the violation of God’s Law, the Torah.

With that in mind, please watch the below video, with a humble and teachable heart.

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