Mistaken Identity

Mistaken Identity

Recently I heard a T.V. minister refer to some people who are teaching that we were never sinners and (he added) how foolish that idea is. However the Scripture declares in Colossians 1:21 that we were alienated (had a sense of separation) and were enemies (sinners) IN OUR MIND.

Now of course WE believed we were sinners, and as a result we lived out of a sense of adamic life. The Scripture says that we were dead in SIN (singular), which means, mistaken identity; therefore we lived our lives in ungodly 'sinful' behavior. 

What we must understand is that Jesus was sent by the Father to REVEAL the very opposite of what 'religion' has reinforced within us.

Solomon said in Ecclesiastes 3:14 that 'whatever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be taken from it or added unto it'. God created man in His image and after His likeness. What happened is that mankind FORGOT when he came to earth.

Jesus was sent from God to REVEAL what man had forgotten. You could say that when we were physically born we were born with amnesia.

Amnesia means that we have lost the memory of our identity. A person that is afflicted with amnesia due to an injury to the brain does NOT have an identity change, he has merely  forgotten who he is. 

To be 'born again' in aramaic means to 'remember our beginning'. 

Paul the Apostle said in Ephesians 1:4 that 'He (the Father) has chosen us before the foundation of the world, that we should be HOLY and WITHOUT BLAME before Him in love'. I Peter 1:3 records that at the resurrection we were begotten or born again. 

Objectively and historically that took place before any of us were even physically born. Therefore the born again experience is a spiritual awakening where we remember what was always true of us. 

Proverbs 23:7 tells us that 'as a man thinks in his heart, so is he', or so is his experience. The reason mankind acted as a 'sinner' is because that is what he was told from the day of his natural birth, and then 'religion' reinforced that false concept in his mind. 

The word 'sin' simply means, mistaken identity and to miss the mark. The mark is Christ, and we totally missed (or forgot) that identity of ourselves. Then the word 'sins' (plural) infers the behavior which came out of that mistaken identity. 

So were we 'sinners' in the Mind of our Father? Absolutely not! We were only sinners, enemies and separate from our Father IN OUR MIND according to Colossians 1:21. (by Kay Fairchild)