Although I donâ€™t agree with Paulâ€™s version of Christâ€™s message â€“ itâ€™s centered on sin and not on sinlessness. Genesis 2 verses. Genesis 1. A universal theology is impossible but a universal experience is necessary. His statement in Romans 7:22 (KJV)
â€œFor I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.â€
My body (members) made me do it, project it out and blame someone or something else.
In my own case the story of â€œFrankâ€ is the EGOâ€™s dream of separation from GOD and is the symbol of missing the mark, or sin. And as long as I continue to accept this as â€˜MYâ€™ â€œJudgement of My Realityâ€ then the dream goes on. Loneliness or the need for special relationships, all demonstrate that I am lacking and NOT ONE with God.
The theoretical or theological symbolism is irrelevant, a ploy of the EGO, to search and not find. I feel the same EXPERIENCE as Paul but I just express it differently with â€˜MYâ€™ symbols and words.
â€œMy Judgementsâ€, or even as Buddha puts it , â€œMy Attachmentsâ€, or as Paul says, â€œMy membersâ€ are responsible for all the suffering that I feel because they are affixed on and bodily directed. Staying in the problem is not going to find a solution.
The EGO, or idea of bodies, is constantly trying to make the claim that to be born again is to have a â€œholy bodyâ€ but still be spiritual while holding on to the â€œdreamâ€. just changing an illusion is still an illusion.
By meditating on the situation and making NO judgement but leaving it up to the â€œHoly Spiritâ€ or Christ Mind is the only real solution. And yet isnâ€™t that the same response as Paul states. â€œO wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lordâ€.
So as I see it, I but need to step back and leave FORGIVENESS up to Christ, the actual dreamer of the dream.
God Blesses Christ Blesses I Bless