Jesus’ final words on the cross were: “It is finished”. It is a single word in Greek — τετέλεσται (tetelestai) — which means something has come to an end, it has been completed, perfected, accomplished in the full and that something has consequences that will endure on and on. Jesus had achieved everything he came into this world to do.
Why did he come? To reverse the act of sin Adam and Eve committed in the garden of Eden and make it as though it had never happened. Jesus gave his innocent, pure, blameless life as a sacrifice so that we would no longer be born into sin.
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:21
Somehow, somewhere, religion has forgotten this. Pastors and preachers tell us we need to accept Jesus Christ into our hearts in order to be saved, in order to partake in this divine nature. Jesus never asked for any pre-requisite. He said “It is finished.”
From the moment Jesus took his last breath, and his battered and bruised body released his spirit, humans were no longer sinners. The next baby born into the world after that moment was as pure and holy as Adam and Eve were before the fall. The sinful nature of the world was washed away, for all eternity.
How shallow, selfish and cruel it is that we are led to believe a lie, that we throw away the sacrifice of Jesus like soiled linen.
We dismiss what he has done for us by willingly resuming our burden of sin — a burden which no longer exists. We were created in the image of God once again, and no one can change that.
Why is it that the church wants us to believe we are still sinners, to keep us from our holy birthright? It is because obedience requires low self-esteem. We wouldn’t need church leaders to tell us how to pray, to give our money to them, to partake in their rituals, to follow their rules if we believed we were born as divine as God.
If we truly stood in our true nature, we would pull at the chains of man-made morality and find our own way to love and be loving. We would look inside ourselves for guidance rather than following men who professes to have a direct connection with a God we are too soiled to approach.
The notion of original sin is all nonsense my friend, nonsense that insults the man who sacrificed everything so we could be restored to our blameless human selves.
You are no longer a sinful child, wandering around in the dark hoping someone will shine a light to guide you in the right direction. You are bold, beautiful, worthy and good. Your human nature is perfect and you are wise in your thoughts and your decisions.
You have been restored to the side of God, seated at his right hand. You no longer need an ancient book written in a time when men were full of sin, to tell you how to live your life.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. ~ John 3:16
Believe in what Jesus did on the cross. He dissolved all traces of your sin and my sin once and for all. It’s not coming back.
It is finished.