What is Sin

By James Oliver Near

We live in a world of Condemnation. It seems, we always like to belittle someone else for what is call sin or sins as perceived by the Flesh Mind! The religious folks do this very well! And this condition is ram-pet all over this earth. There are a few reasons for this.

1. Is a lack in understanding of the word sin!

2. Not understanding that we were lowered.

3. Not understanding what our true self is!

4. Not understanding what we were made of.

5. Not understanding that we are the Temple of the Creator!

The Word Sin means this!

G-264. hamartano, ham-ar-tan'-o; perh. from {A.}G-1 (as a neg. particle) and the base of {B.}G-3313; prop. to miss the mark (and so not share in the prize),

So sin means Missing the Mark! And that is all it means! Nothing more or nothing less!

What is the prize?

Paul tells us in Phil 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. This is what we are missing. It is the High Calling Of the Creator!

Are you above sin or missing the mark?

Look at what Paul said in Rom 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Rewrite this, (For all have missed the mark, and come short of the glory of God;) The word ALL means YOU! And I included myself!

We were lowered

Rom 8:20-21 For Nature was made subject to imperfectionnot by its own choice, but owing to him who made it so yet not without the hope that some day Nature, also, will be set free from enslavement to decay, and will attain to the freedom which will mark the Glory of the Children of God.20cNT The HIM is Christ, who made it so, it is the Plan of the Father to bring US into His Glory.

When did this happen

If you look at this: Gen 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

Who are the Host of Them? Look at Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? That is the Host refereed to in the above verse. Continue in Gen 2:4-5 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, 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. Notice: Not a MAN to work the ground. There was no physical man at this point only Spirit! Why do I say that, John 4:24 God a Spirit:


Gen 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. This is what we are a LIVING SOUL made of the dust of the ground. You can see here that the Creator formed man of the dust of the ground. This not the same form as in Gen 1:26-28 here the man is a corporate man. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: (this is spirit for God is Spirit that is what this man or Adam was made of! If this was flesh then God would not have needed to form the living soul think about it.) 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. So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.


1John 1:5- This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

1John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.(missing the mark)

1John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, (missing the mark) we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

1John 1:9 If we confess our sins, (missing the mark) he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, (missing the mark) and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1John 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, (missed the mark) we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Our true self is this.

We were created in the Image & Likeness of our Creator! You can read of that in Gen 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,

What are we made of

John 4:24 God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth.

When we remove the added words, it read this way (God a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.) We can see here that God is Spirit! And we need to worship In Spirit! & In TRUTH! This is why we need to be lead by the Spirit so we can see and understand Truth! Not what the Flesh mind has come up with! Let me add this to the mix. Paul said, in Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.


Enmity G-2189. echthra, ekh'-thrah; fem. of G-2190; hostility; by impl. a reason for opposition:--enmity, hatred.

.... G-2190. echthros, ekh-thros'; from a prim. echtho (to hate); hateful (pass. odious, or act. hostile); usually as a noun, an adversary (espec. Satan this was added to make you think that sawtan or satan is the adversary):--enemy, foe.

If we look at the meaning of the word enmity. We see 1. It is hostile toward the Creator. 2. It is the reason for the opposition, that is in this world! And it IS the CARNAL MIND! So what is the effect of this carnal mind? Rom 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

Rom 8:7-8 because to be earthly-minded is to be an enemy to God, for such a mind does not submit to the Law of God, nor indeed can it do so. 8 They who are earthly cannot please God. 20cNT

When did this happen

Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Job 38:21 Know you [it], because you wast then born? or [because] the number of thy days [is] great?

This is when all of the Creator's children were brought forth from spirit and are spirit. Jn 4:24 God is Spirit! Eccl 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. This proves to me that the living soul will return to the dust or earth. But the Spirit returns to the Creator. We know that the serpent which dwells in the dust which is the living soul, will be no more. For when the living soul is no more so will the serpent, also be no more. It is written in Gen 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou [art] cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

The serpent eats dust all the days of it's life.

So what is that dust? Gen 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou [art], and unto dust shalt thou return. This is the living soul & it's where the serpent lives.

I believe the carnal mind is the adversary which many have been led to believe it is satan. You see since the taken of the tree of the knowledge of good & evil the Living soul has been condemning others for its own mistakes. You can see that in chapter 3 of Gen.

I also believe that the carnal mind is the strong delusion & the Vail that covers our minds from the truth that We Are the Children of the Creator. And we are the creator race of beings. Unless we all walk in Spirit & Truth, we will never see what the Creator has in-store for us.

It seems to me as I have been lead to the truth, It has set me free from religion. I no longer can get fed by the Babylon system. It has nothing for me. I am glad to share what I have learned. But I know that some will not believe because of the Vail over the mind.

Christ said, I will Never Leave You or Forsake you. How can that be? If you believe that Christ is somewhere way up in heaven, would that not be leaving you? But when you see that we are the dwelling place of God. Then Christ already dwells in us. And that is why he said, I will Never Leave You or Forsake you! You see the mind of Christ dwells in you at this very minute . It does not matter what you are, or what condition you find yourself in! When you follow the lead of the spirit, all the pulls of the flesh will disappear. For with Christ you will cause the flesh / carnal mind to die. And as Christ walked out of the grave as a spirit so will you! For as he is, so we will be! God will be all in all!

It is time to wake up to the truth! You are a Child of the Creator! Act like it!