About something he wrote, St Paul once said: “I have no command from the LORD, but I give a judgement.” So, I am taking that caveat for this article as I wade out over my head.
In a discussion of what Christians believe, someone on WB wrote a list but ended with one thing he could not believe. That was that he was guilty of a sin committed millenniums ago (Rom. 5:12, original sin).
Actually though, we are the first generation that could believe in original sin–DNA research. Though controversial, some scientists believe we carry ancient memories in our DNA.
Now back to original sin. There does seem to be glitches in humans (and even in the other elohim) that provokes rebellion. I ask myself is that rebellion in our DNA, and passed on generation to generation?
Have you any teenagers in your family or friends with teenagers? I did. Up to puberty, they were precious and then overnight they turned into monsters. I loved them with all my heart and tried to persuade them that everything I did was for their best interest. But they would have none of it. Overnight I had become the enemy. (Later of course, they got over it.)
So I ask myself, is the Heavenly Father’s experience like mine? Half the elohim in Heaven turned on Him. According to Scripture, our seed carries rebellion.
One thing I do know is that when I got the full outpouring of the Holy Spirit, something lifted off me like a band around my head and overnight I no longer felt paranoid about my Heavenly Father. I actually felt the paranoia physically leave me. So, I have decided that what happened to me is what the Bible means by “being cleansed from unrighteousness.”
Then I began to meditate on what Heaven would be like for the Father if it were inhabited by paranoid teenagers.