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Is the concept of original sin in the Bible?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:19 PM on Sep. 18, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Read the story of Adam & Eve for your answer!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:21 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • the "original sin" is the nature of man. The curiosity that Adam had to eat of the tree of knowledge, and the free will of Eve to eat. They went against God when they acted on instinct. Hhhhhmmmmm...instinct/sin, not much difference is there?

    sugahmamma

    Answer by sugahmamma at 2:24 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • I agree with sugahmamma, to the extend that the "original sin" is our own fallible, corruptible nature. Not that I believe we are born "bad", but that we are born with the potential to err and sin, with the tendency to falter and fall, in the sense that we make mistakes, although not really in the sense that we are (or choose to be) evil, if that makes sense. (as I believe we are innately good, but that's a different topic, I guess...)

    I also believe that the story of Adam and Eve is merely a metaphor to explain our fallible nature, rather than an actual event that literally happened.

    But that's just me.

    =)
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 2:33 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • Original sin is that "in" Adam all have sinned and it parallels justification that "in" Christ all are righteous. In addition to the story of Adam and Eve there's Rom 5:12-19. Verse 12 says that "sin came into the world through one man and death through sin." Verses 15–19: "Many died through one man’s trespass. . . . For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation. . . . Because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man. . . . Then as one man’s trespass led to condemnation for all men. . . . By one man’s disobedience many were made sinners." Verse 16: "For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation." Who did it bring condemnation for? Adam only? No—verse 18 says, "Then as one man’s trespass led to condemnation for all men"

    Because of Adam’s sin, all men were made subject to sin and death. That is Scripture’s teaching on the doctrine of original sin.
    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 2:35 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • OK let me put that differently, is the concept of original sin being washed away by baptisim in the bible. I have read Genesis chapter 3;1-7
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:35 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:38).

    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 2:47 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • We are born with a fallen nature, a nature that is separated from God as a result of Adam’s sin. We have to be born again to become joined to God, to be in Christ, to become a member of the body of Christ, to be saved. We are born of Adam’s body into condemnation. We are born of Christ’s body unto salvation.

    In the Gospel of John, Jesus says, "Unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God" (John 3:3). In verse 5 he repeats himself: "Unless one is born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God."

    Jesus says, "Unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God" (John 3:3). In verse 5 he repeats himself: "Unless one is born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God." In other words, being born again is the same thing as being born of water and the Spirit. Jesus is saying that a man must be born of water and the Spirit—in other words, he must be baptized.
    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 2:50 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • how do you know all this? Are you a bible teacher? You always have answers eringobrough.

    thanks for both your answers
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:52 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit" (John 3:6). Remember that: The Bible says that which is born of the flesh is flesh. Not only that, but "it is the Spirit that gives life, the flesh is of no avail" (John 6:63).

    Now, when a child is born, it is born into the flesh. But the Bible tells us that the flesh is of no avail because of the consequences of original sin. That’s why Jesus says we have to be born again. The first birth is birth of the flesh, but we need something more in order to have life.

    Adam is the representative of the flesh. Christ is the representative of the Spirit. When we are born physically, born into the flesh, we are in Adam. When we are baptized—when we are born again, when we are born of the Spirit—we are in Christ. This is what is meant when Catholics say baptism washes away original sin.
    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 2:53 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • *3* of your answers :)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:53 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

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