The concept of sin, in many ways, has outlived its usefulness because it is hopelessly embroiled with the false notion of divine judgment and the ensuing consequences to be expected for a worsening future and eventual damnation of the sinner. These are all false teachings taking the basis in reality that many actions are non-divine—those causing harm to the self or others—and then associating a negative consequence to the perpetrator with an act of a wrathful God wanting them punished. This is not at all what takes place. In the act of negativity that conventional wisdom would designate a sin, is a choice made to stray from a path of inner alignment with the aims of love, and that is Creator’s wavelength and intention for all as a principle for living.
Any act devoid of love may cause trouble, not only for those affected by the action but those causing it. This is where karma comes in as the enforcer, it is not the divine realm per se, it is the Law of Karma seeing that the energies are rebalanced and repaid somehow. This acts like other physical principles and energies, like gravity and magnetism—to fill a void, to cause something to happen, to move in a particular direction, or keep something confined or rooted in place, or an acceleration to speed something up, which in turn has consequences. Karma in this way is very much like a physical force, but an elegant one that can follow a person across multiple reincarnations and bring around to them a need to restore love to something, and if this is not done, cause a consequence for them and this is often seen as punishment, when in fact it is simply their own energy including them in what happens. It is simply delayed, so they may have harmed someone in a prior lifetime causing much pain and anguish that spread out to many other individuals because of the impairment of their target.
That lack of love experienced as pain and anguish has the signature of the perpetrator tied to it and will return to the perpetrator in the future, and it will come as a demand for payment energetically and take energy directly from them or from their life. So they will have a shortcoming, a deficit, a period of discord and disarray energetically in their thoughts and in their physical makeup, or their life will become difficult or unravel in some way to cause a failed career, or the breakup of a relationship leaving them without love, and so on. This is all energetic reworking, where energies of all kinds are impinging on individuals and having a consequence unfold. It is everyone’s responsibility to see to their energy, how it is being used and expressed, and in what way it may fall short of an expression of divine love.
So the use of the word “sin” is very, very loaded because it implies both a fault within a person and a divine judgment, when in fact it is many times applied to things that are human perspectives and not divine ones. There are many false conclusions people make about others and their thoughts and actions, makeup, and even skin color that lead to them condemning a person unfairly. These are all karmic acts of negativity that will have consequences. This is the reason for the warning in the Scriptures about seeing the log in one’s own eye when condemning someone for a speck in theirs, acting as the judge and jury for someone by condemning them. Assigning them the label of “sinner” is often to become the very thing you condemn, for the act of condemnation is taking you out of divine alignment, and this alone will have a consequence to you of a negative kind. This is why we recommend using newer terminology to avoid the old connotations, that will inevitably trigger old conditioning and primitive interpretations and thinking that were enshrined in the holy writings but were false teachings to begin with.