A World without Sin, a/k/a A World without personal responsibility

It’s a World without Sin, everyone is ok
No need for Grace, from what people say
There’s no Hell to go to, no need to repent
it’s a World without Sin, a world without lent.

It’s a World without sin, the devil’s retired
there’s no one to tempt us, his imps have been fired
There’s no one way to God, Oprah has said
In John 14:6 Jesus was simply misread

It’s a World without Sin, we’re all children of God
we love one another, though sometimes its hard
yet spouses are given no rent money to pay
in a world without sin where everyone is ok

People are starving, children abused
while some have more money than they can use
Greedy people lose fortunes and then they complain
that people they trusted stole their ill-gotten gains

No creator existed to write the Good Book
this well ordered universe it’s just a fluke
who evolved into a monkey or maybe an ape,
who learned to play chess and paint a landscape

It’s a World without Sin, we’re all equal on earth
Except some are more equal by virtue of birth
We all love each other, no harm would we do
if others would treat us as we would treat you

We’re all children of God, we love one another
treating each other like Sister or Brother
but people are starving all over this Earth
because all their leaders have put themselves first

You can keep your World without Sin, it’s truly a lie
by people who live in fear till the day that they die
Because they live a life as their own God
that will end when their bodies get laid in the sod.
 
I think a little sin would not be to bad
to admit we’re not perfect might make us sad
but we would finally be able to open our eyes
and see that our Saviour for our sins He did die

Lord Jesus I pray for us sinners today
who think that imperfection is really ok
who don’t understand, that the Grace from your cross
bought our Father’s forgiveness at your great cost.

The result of living in a World without sin is that we can blame personal failings on organizations, both business and governmental.  Instead of seeing racism and other sins as systemic to the human condition we choose to see them as organizational problems.  Jesus could just as well have been speaking of Government when he spoke of a field in Matthew 13.

Mat 13:24  Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 
Mat 13:25  But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 
Mat 13:26  But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 
Mat 13:27  So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 
Mat 13:28  He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? 
Mat 13:29  But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 
Mat 13:30  Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. 

Let him who has ears to hear, hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church and him or her who is without sin toss the first stone.

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Comment by David McKay on 10th mo. 16, 2017 at 6:23pm

I've been bantering with you folks for long enough that I take for granted we all know that we are trying to talk about things that are forever a hair's breadth beyond the reach of our words. Everything we say is inscribed in metaphor, poetry and parable.

In George Fox's journal (the long tedious version published by New Foundation Fellowship) Old George goes on at some length about how when reading the stories of Scripture we have this tendency to identify with the innocent victims, with Jesus and the apostles — the good guys. And as a result we use the villains of the story — Cain, Esau, Herod — as lenses through which to view the people we don't like much. The power of these stories lies in the opportunity gives to the Spirit/Light to show us who we are more clearly.

It's a kind of hermeneutical take on Jesus' aphorism about logs and dust motes.

Comment by Forrest Curo on 10th mo. 16, 2017 at 7:34pm

"Sin" seems to be a pejorative word. Aside from people who don't think it means anything real whatsoever, the only person I've known who wasn't agin it was a woman who used the word to mean "unauthorized sensual pleasure."

There are more helpful descriptions of what's very much wrong with human lives; Jesus used the metaphor of sick people needing his services as a doctor.

I wasn't kidding at all about recommending _To Pray and to Love_, by Roberta Bondi (even though I'm still not done with it myself.) She's looking at this from the perspective of the early Christian desert monastics, which I think will get you much closer to Jesus than the direction this has taken...

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