Original Sin and Forgiveness
When Jesus (on the cross) said, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do," he gave us the ultimate example of forgiveness.
Original Sin is defined as "Eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil"...[i.e., judging between good and evil].
When Jesus said "Forgive them" he meant "Do not judge them" (or yourselves).
You can argue against this all you like, but it won't change reality: ...we're not forgiven until we forgive.
People in power wanted us to believe that original sin is disobedience..., but if we follow Jesus' example of ultimate forgiveness, we defeat "original sin" because we do not make judgements between "good" and "evil".
We have become so accustomed to labeling everything as "good" or "evil" that we cannot see that "good" and "evil" depend upon your point of view.
So, now we have large groups fighting against each other calling each other "evil." Do you see where this is headed?...
This is why "God" warned us NOT to judge between "good" and "evil". (In another lifetime, you could be on the "evil" side.)
If we took the resources and technology we have and stopped wasting them on war, we'd have a wonderful (heavenly) place to live....Perhaps forever....
Why else do you think we're here now?
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