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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Mindless of Sin

Greetings scholars and warriors.

Found at the Marvel wiki.
I recently read the large graphic novel version of "Original Sin" by Marvel. One of the many strange ideas in this was that of the mindless ones, a form of supernatural foot soldiers that Doctor Strange goes up against frequently, perceiving their sin. Essentially, they received knowledge of good/evil, and they hated it. They felt shame and guilt over their sin and they asked to be returned to ignorance, to become once again mindless. The shame and guilt of killing and evil they were committing was to much for them.

Mankind experienced this at one time. The story is found in Genesis 3. Man ate a fruit of some sort that God had forbidden. In shame, Adam and Eve hid from God. God calls to them. Knowing where they are and wanting to discuss this with them, He calls them to come out to Him, to step toward Him. At this moment, God could have obliterated us. I am sure He could have done any of a million things we would not think of. He chose, instead, to go the way of reconciliation.

What goodness would there be in simply being allowed to continue evil without any perception that it was evil? It might be more comfortable, but would it be good? It certainly would not be just, as the sin and evil, along with subsequent pain and disobedience, would simply be continuing.

Romans 5:8 tells us that while we were still sinners Christ died for us. While we were still choosing our own way over the way of our creator; while we were lying and cheating and being selfish, our creator died for us. Because He prefers reconciliation over destruction.

Spoiler:

The mindless ones were eventually returned to mindlessness. You do not have to. You can find peace in Christ by accepting His help. He would gladly get in the dirt and grime with you rather than leave you in sin and hopelessness.

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