THE BIG LIE---ORIGINAL SIN by steve finnell
The lie started with Satan in the garden of Eden. Satan told Eve she would not die if she ate from the tree of knowledge. Eve convinced Adam that the lie was truth. (Genesis 2:15-16, Genesis 3:1-13)
Because Adam and Eve disobeyed God, they, and all mankind to follow will face physical death.
The "Big Lie" is that all men are guilty of sin because of Adam's sin and will face spiritual death. That is the "Big Lie" of original sin.
Men die spiritually because of sins they themselves commit.
1 John 3:4 Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness.(NASB)
Infants are not guilty of sin, they do not practice sin. It is not a lawless act to be born.
James 1:14-15 But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. 15 Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished it brings forth death.(NASB)
Infants cannot be tempted. Infants are not enticed by their own lust. Sin follows lust and giving in to that lust.
If sins could be inherited, then all men would be guilty of every sin committed by Adam and every sin committed by our ancestors.
If Christians have their sins washed away by the blood of Jesus Christ, how is it possible for a Christian couple to pass on the guilt of Adam's sin to their children?
If sin is passed from generation to generation, then many believer in Christ would remain unforgiven. NOTE: Mark 3:29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin"---(NASB) Are all the ancestors of those who committed blasphemy against the Holy Spirit eternally condemned ? Of course not.
Men are guilty of the sins they themselves commit.
All water baptisms in the New Testament were performed on repentant believers in Jesus Christ. There is no record in the Bible of any unbelievers being immersed in water for the forgiveness of original sin, nor for committed sin. Infants are not capable of believing the gospel nor are they guilty of sin. The Bible does teach forced baptism.
Why do those who believe in original sin not force atheists to be baptized so their sins will be forgiven? Where in the Bible does it say it is God's will to force unbelieving infants to be baptized, however, unbelieving adults have free-will.
The doctrine of original sin is not found in Scripture. It is the "Big Lie" written by a few and believed by many.