Metaphysical meaning of sin (rw)
sin--Missing the mark; that is, falling short of divine perfection. Sin is man's failure to express the attributes of Being--life, love, intelligence, wisdom, and the other God qualities.
The New Testament word for sin ("amartia" in Greek) means literally to "miss the mark." In the Old Testament, the corresponding Hebrew word is "net." It is the same word that an archer would have used if he missed the target. While this may seem like a surprisingly benign meaning, it does accurately describe the condition brought about (lack of perfection). For a metaphysical definition of the word "sin," however, we need to relate the term to human consciousness. Thus, metaphysically, sin is the word we use that refers to ANY HUMAN ATTEMPT (conscious or unconscious) TO NEGATE OR DISTORT ANY DIVINE IDEAS.
Ed Rabel - Metaphysics 1, The Problem of Evil, Sin
- Ed Rabel
Sin (error) is first in mind and is redeemed by a mental process, or by going into the silence. Error is brought into the light of Spirit and then transformed into a constructive force. "Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind" (Rom. 12:2).
Through the Christ Mind, our sins (wrong thinking) are forgiven or pardoned (erased from consciousness). When we have cast all sin (error thought) out of our mind, our body will be so pure that it cannot come under any supposed law of death or corruption.