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  • Writer's pictureMandella Green

Episode 5: Sin and At-one-ment


Hatah, "Sin" חָטָא.

חָטָא 238verbmiss(a goal or way), go wrong, sin(Late Hebrewid.; Aramaicחֲטָא Assyrian—a‰û. ZimBP 46; Sabeanחֿטא,החֿטאid., DHM in MV; Arabicdo wrong, commit a mistakeoran error; II.make to miss the mark; IV.miss the mark, miss the way; Ethiopicfail to find orhave; sometimes sin, especially in derivatives) —

Thayer's Greek Lexicon

ἁμαρτία,(ας,(from 2 aoristἁμαρτεῖν, asἀποτυχίαfromἀποτύχειν),a failing to hit the mark(seeἁμαρτάνω. In Greek writings (fromAeschylusandThucydidesdown). 1st,an errorof the understanding (cf. Ackermann, Das Christl. imPlato, p. 59 Anm. 3 (English translation (S. R. Asbury, 1861), p. 57 n. 99)).

Strongs Concordance

ἁμαρτία. 266 hamartía (a feminine noun derived from 1 /A "not" and 3313 /méros, "a part, share of") – properly, no-share ("no part of"); loss (forfeiture) because not hitting the target; sin (missing the mark).

Brown-Driver-Briggs-Shuv, Repent

1056 שׁוּב verb turn back, return(Late Hebrew id.; Hiph`il in MI8f. 12; Sabean especially

Strong's Concordance

metanoeó: to change one's mind or purpose

Original Word:μετανοέω

Part of Speech:Verb


Phonetic Spelling:(met-an-o-eh'-o)

Definition:to change one's mind or purpose

Usage:I repent, change my mind, change the inner man (particularly with reference to acceptance of the will of God), repent.

"If there are some of you who have been tricked into the conviction that you have gone too far, … that you have had the poison of sin which makes it impossible ever again to be what you could have been—then hear me.

“I bear testimony that you cannot sink farther than the light and sweeping intelligence of Jesus Christ can reach. I bear testimony that as long as there is one spark of the will to repent and to reach, he is there. He did not just descend to your condition; he descended below it, ‘that he might be in all and through all things, the light of truth.’ [Doctrine and Covenants 88:6.]”

Truman G. Madsen

“Who is righteous? Anyone who is repenting. No matter how bad he has been, if he is repenting he is a righteous man. There is hope for him. And no matter how good he has been all his life, if he is not repenting, he is a wicked man. The difference is which way you are facing. The man on the top of the stairs facing down is much worse off than the man on the bottom step who is facing up. The direction we are facing, that is repentance; and that is what determines whether we are good or bad.” Hugh Nibley, Approaching Zion, pg. 301-302

“In its sweep and scope, atonement takes on the aspect of one of the grand constants in nature—omnipresent, unalterable, such as gravity or the speed of light. Like them it is always there, easily ignored, hard to explain, and hard to believe in without an explanation. Also, we are constantly exposed to its effects whether we are aware of them or not.”

Hugh Nibley, Approaching Zion

As long as you’re not satisfied, you’re redeemable. Goethe

“Watch out for each other. Love everyone and forgive everyone, including yourself. Forgive your anger. Forgive your guilt. Your shame. Your sadness. Embrace and open up your love, your joy, your truth, and most especially your heart.”

– Jim Henson

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