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SIN IS MULTIFORM:
It is a THREE-LETTER WORD CONNOTATING A FACT,
NOT AN EIGHT-VOLUME TREATISE CONNOTATING A MYTH.
GRASPED AT ONE ASPECT OF HUMAN SIN,
INSISTED THAT IT IS THE BASE,
EXPANDED IT TO COVER ALL CASES,
AND SHOWN THAT PARTICULAR SIN INDEED TO BE TRUE
IN ONE VITAL AREA OF ITS OWN CASE: ITS RULE IS MISRULE.
This merely accentuates the problem.
There is no wisdom in it at all.
It was historically taken, applied and prevailed for a time where numbers of submitting countries ought not (theoretically) have been 'ready', did not apply in various countries where it should by its own rules have been so, and retired in dysfunction where it was dominant, leaving an appropriately immoral mess to pollute earth. This it managed to contrive, with grave ecological and physical detriment, for Russia, East Germany, and via the Arctic Ocean, for the world (of which, for all the billions spent on looking, only one example is observable in the physical universe). It represents a painful experiment, born in frustration and growing up in devastation. In old age, from its fallen estate, it is returning to the world, seeking massive restorative injections from non-Communist countries , while occupying itself with radical departures from its ways, from the way its makes money in particular, when it does: rather than from its name.
An illusion and a scam, it has appealed to justice in order to provide injustice, to land hunger (1917) in order to remove the land from those who might have wished it, to peace in order to bring war, to necessity in order to produce suffering not only unnecessary but in searing clouds, to match those in which its philosophy was born.
In fact, sin is multiform, and not on reductionist formulae at all predictable. As we have seen recently in Japan, Korea, Russia, perhaps Indonesia, China et al., corruption of many in power, or nepotism; abuse of government authority for private gain and the like is not uncommon; but such corruption is not of all, nor as we look further, is it always.
If indeed economically-bred delusions were the lot of man, then Communism being one such delusion, would automatically disqualify itself as the truth; and it does *1.
It is the same in non-Government business, where the power of money is not always used amiss: not by any means, for many are they who sacrifice what they might have gained, even honestly, that they might in integrity love God and follow His ways. Christianity rightly teaches that
(This applies to those coming in faith to Him, who are healed by His stripes - Isaiah 53:4-6). This is the fact: sin is varied, not a monotone. It acquires its goods, human souls, by varied means, though it started simply enough. Its results however are not simple, though in their essence, they are simply dismissed by the immense grandeur of the gospel, where and when Christ, having done mighty things, is received. Like a spiritual antibiotic, however, He MUST be received (Acts -12), just as a cheque must be, its drawing power being null if not paid in. Indeed, in that case, there is not even any expenditure relative to that account - never has been.
Sin relates requires radical resolution, the human soul restoration to God who made it, so that His radical righteousness should rule not in exploitative duress, as in the case of non-Creator beings who may grasp what is not theirs, but in developmental grace (II Corinthians 5:19-21, Romans 6, 8:3-18; cf. SMR 348ff.).
Similar fixations are not uncommon in the worlds of medicine, physics and philosophy, for example ( SMR Ch.4, pp. 333-422W). Wisdom, by contrast, covers all things without self-destruct agencies aboard, omits no phase or facet, explains without fact-resistant reductionism (see SMR index), is valid and imparts validity; is unique in this as in the Person who is made to us who receive Him, wisdom! (I Cor. 1:30, Proverbs 8:30ff., and see Item 27 above).
Access to Him conjoined
with KNOWLEDGE of and from Him is a vital pre-requisite for truth (cf. SMR pp. 315Aff., 100-102 (*30,31), 299ff., 999ff., Ch.3, and That Magnificent Rock,
Ch.5, Validity). The finding is
through the Everlasting Gospel. It
designates the Lord Jesus Christ.