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Original Sin

Where did the concept of original sin come from exactly?

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purpleducky

Asked by purpleducky at 12:01 PM on Nov. 27, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • The concept came from the sin in the garden of Eden, the articulation came from church fathers trying to explain the difference between our sinful corruption and our sinful acts.
    Gal51

    Answer by Gal51 at 12:05 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • The first sin was when Adam and Eve directly disobeyed God. This was the birth of man corruptibility and sinful nature. That is the idea anyway. It never say that anywhere in the bible though. No where. It says they would be doomed to die and they would no longer have the world handed to them. It never says that sinful nature was born at that moment. the fact is were were created with the gift of choice. Adam and Eve made a choice. It was a bad one. It happened to be there first sin. It happened to result in God's Wrath. Man was created with the potential to sin. LINK.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:13 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • But where did the concept come from? Church Fathers? I know what original sin is but where did the concept come from since Jews assert that original sin is not part of the OT.
    purpleducky

    Comment by purpleducky (original poster) at 12:15 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • You mean, when was it first articulated?

    The concept came from the garden, regardless of whether or not the Jews could articulate it.
    Gal51

    Answer by Gal51 at 12:16 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • Basically since Jews believe in original purity not original sin. They believe that no man can pay the price for another man's sins. Ergo, original sin doesn't work or exist in Judaism.
    purpleducky

    Comment by purpleducky (original poster) at 12:18 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • Ther are 3 theories. they are all covered in the fisrt few paragraphs on that link I poster:
    The Augustinian Theory. This is also called the Theory of Adam's Natural Headship and the Realistic Theory. This theory was formulated by Augustine in the fifth century A.D
    The Federal Theory. This theory is also called the Theory of Condemnation by Covenant and the Immediate Imputation Theory. It had its origin with Cocceius in the 17th century A.D.
    The Theory of Mediate Imputation. This theory is also called the Theory of Condemnation for Depravity. This is the theory formulated by Placeus in the 17th century A.D.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:18 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • They believe that no man can pay the price for another man's sins.

    This is true, but it because every other man is corrupted by sin himself. Jesus was not. Jesus' sacrifice was a stumbling stone for the Jews - He said so himself.
    Gal51

    Answer by Gal51 at 12:20 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • The first sin was when Adam and Eve disobeyed God when they ate off the forbidden tree.
    tinker22

    Answer by tinker22 at 12:28 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • I know the concept but not it's origin so I gave you a bump.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 12:37 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • The concept came from Augustine

    lovemnl

    Answer by lovemnl at 1:28 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

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