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Saturday, September 29 2012
Who Was Created Sinless?
"Sin" is a very familiar word of the Holy Bible. But what does it mean?
The English word "sin" originated from an Anglo-Saxon word that meant a voluntary departure from what is right. Sin is about choice.
"Sin" has been used to translate the Hebrew word, pronounced khawt-tawth, which means the same - an offense, which itself literally means over the fence, or out of bounds (see also The Boundary Law). That definition applies to the first sinners who chose to go out of bounds (the reason that "tresspass" is also used to mean sin). Since then, all humans are sinners. It's even a sin to deny being a sinner:
"1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us." (1 John 1:8-10 KJV)
But it wasn't that way at the beginning. Humans were created sinless. Adam and Eve were sinless until they chose to sin, thereby causing the "fall of man." They, and all humans ever since, with the sole exception of Jesus Christ, were sinners. Only Adam, Eve and Jesus Christ have been sinless; Adam and Eve for a while, Jesus Christ for ever.
The creation of man (from the Hebrew word pronounced aw-dawm, meaning man as a species, male and female, even though the name Adam originated from the word for the species as a whole) was intended for them to be sinless, like God i.e. "in our image, after our likeness" refers more to character than appearance.
"1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
"God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them"
Adam and Eve were observers of the only true Sabbath Day, the Seventh Day, just as the LORD Himself observed it i.e. violating the Sabbath is a sin, so Adam and Eve observed it because they were at first sinless. The Sabbath did not begin at Sinai; it began at Creation, created by Jesus Christ (see When Is The LORD's Day?).
"2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made." (Genesis 2:1-3 KJV)
Genesis chapter 2 is a more detailed reiteration of the creation of man as described in chapter Genesis 1.
"2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, 2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. 2:6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
The (male) man was at first alone, just as God once was (God is called the Father because He had a Son). But from one man, another was created. Ironically, while Eve would become the mother of all humans, Eve herself was the only human to have been born without a mother.
"2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. 2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Fact Finder: When Adam and Eve were removed from the Garden, were they still in Eden? Who was the first human to live outside of Eden?
This Day In History, September 29
522 BC: Darius I of Persia killed the Magi known as Gaumata, thereby establishing his hold as king of the Persian Empire. Ancient Persia, known today as Iran, was well-familiar with Jesus Christ (see Why Did The Magi Come?, Israel In History and Prophecy: Babylon and Persia and Iran's Greatest Leader Was Pro-Zionist).
480 BC: The Battle of Salamis was fought between the Greek fleet under Themistocles and the Persian fleet under Xerxes I (see A History Of Jerusalem: Greeks, Ptolemies, Seleucids_.
61 BC: Pompey the Great declared victory at the end of the Mithridatic Wars (see A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars).
1197: Emperor Heinrich (in English, Henry) VI of the "Holy Roman Empire" died (see The Holy Roman Empire).
1227: Pope Gregory IX excommunicated Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II for his failure to participate in the Crusades (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).
1364: At the end of the Breton War of Succession, English forces defeated the French in Brittany at the Battle of Auray.
1399: Richard II of England abdicated. He is the subject of William Shakespeare's play, Richard II.
1493: Christopher Columbus left Cadiz, Spain, on his second voyage to the "new world" (which today looks and behaves the same as the "old world").
1513: Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa "discovered" the Pacific Ocean.
1758: Horatio Nelson was born. After a long and gallant career the English naval hero was killed in battle at age 47 off Cape Trafalgar (Spain) where he defeated the combined French and Spanish fleets, capturing 20 enemy ships without a single loss of his own.
1829: London's Metropolitan Police, the "Bobbies," went into service. Their first headquarters was Scotland Yard, which later became the force's official name.
1859: A spectacular auroral display ("northern lights") was seen over a vast area in the northern hemisphere.
1875: The people of Cuba staged a rebellion against the imperialistic forces of Spain and the U.S. that were struggling to decide which of them would control Cuba.
1923: The British mandate in "Palestine" began (see Israel In History and Prophecy: Balfour Declaration).
1939: Germany and the Soviet Union reached an agreement on the division of Poland.
1943: Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf (German My Struggle) was published in the U.S. Written while Hitler was in prison in 1924, the book gave early warning of what the demonic madman would do if he ever came to power (see also Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).
1962: Alouette 1, the first Canadian satellite, was launched.
1979: Pope John Paul II addressed a crowd of more than 1 million in Dublin, Ireland.
1988: United Nations peacekeeping forces won the Nobel Peace Prize.
1993: A series of earthquakes struck southwest India. 10,000 bodies were recovered, but an estimated 22,000 people were killed.
2004: The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passed within four lunar distances of Earth.