Monday, April 24, 2017

IF THE DOCTRINE OF ORIGINAL SIN IS A FACT......?  by steve finnell

The doctrine of original sin is that all men are guilty of sin because of the fall of Adam and Eve. That all inherit sin and a sin nature because of Adam.

If all men inherit a sin nature, and the guilt of Adam, then they cannot be held responsible for their sins. 

Logically, if you were born a sinner, then it would not your fault if you became a murderer. It would not be your fault if you became a homosexual, seeing you were born with a sin nature. You could not be held responsible for being a liar, a drunkard, a sodomite, a thief, an extortioner, an adulterer, an idolater, nor greedy, nor dishonest. If you were guilty of sin at birth and born with a sin nature, what you are or what you do is not in your control.

Of course the doctrine of original sin is a false doctrine.

Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,(NKJV) 

All men do sin, however, it is by choice. God does not cause men to sin, nor does He take away our ability to resist sin.

1 John 3:4 Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.(NKJV)

Unborn babies are not lawless, they do not commit sin. Infants are not sinners.

Adam and Eve are responsible for their own sin. No one is guilty of sin because Adam sinned.

James 1:13-14 Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted By God";  for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. 14  But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.(NKJV)

If an inherited sin nature causes men to sin, who gives man that sin nature? It cannot be God He does not tempt men to sin. Does anyone believe Satan has the power to give men a sinful nature at birth?

James 1:15 Then, when desire has conceived, it give birth to sin, and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.(NKJV)

Men are drawn away by their own desire and then sin. Adam and Eve sinned for the same reason all men sin, they gave way to their desire to disobey God. Adam and Eve were not born guilty of sin nor were they born with a sin nature.

Ezekiel 18:19 "Yet you say, 'Why should the son not bear the guilt  of the father?" Because the son has done what is lawful and right, and has kept all My statutes and done them, he shall surely live. (NKJV)

It the son was born with a sin nature and totally depraved, then how could do what is lawful?

Ezekiel 18:20 "The soul who sins shall die, The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.(NKJV)

How could it be possible for there to be righteous acts of men if all men are born with a sin nature and totally depraved?

Ezekiel 18:21 "But if a wicked man turns from his sins which he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die.(NKJV)

How was it possible for a wicked man who was born with a sin nature and totally depraved to turn from his sins. There was no grace through Jesus Christ during this period of time.

The truth is men are not born with the guilt of Adam's sin, they are not born with a sin nature, they are not born totally depraved. Men sin because of their desire. Men sin because of choice. God does not cause men to sin. Satan tempts men to sin, but men have a choice.

Satan was not created with a sin nature nor was he created totally depraved, yet he sinned. Satan was in fact the Original Sinner!      



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