Friday, August 19, 2011

Experimental Theology: The Slavery of Death: Part 6, Ancestral Sin

Experimental Theology: The Slavery of Death: Part 6, Ancestral Sin: And was death a part of God's plan?
The short answer is yes. The narrative is ambiguous. The temptation is in the commandment - a challenge leading to birth. The whole world is birthed in this process. There is no devil or Satan in this narrative - only a subtle serpent. (For the birthing see the Psalms).

Death is from the beginning the means to life. Sin is a refusal to die in order to live. If one died then all died. The Gospel is that we live by participation in the death of the Anointed - not by killing ourselves or others. This changes the nature of death and undoes fear.