Inherited sin: a wrong doctrine.




The Garden of Eden contained many trees
of many different kinds.

But the two notable trees were:
o    The tree of knowledge of good & evil.
o    The tree of life.   Gen c2 v9 
            We were already eternal.
            But the fruit of the tree of life would have made us
            eternal and substantial (i.e. n
ot like a ghost: Gen c3 v22).
God told us humans (who, at that time, were just Adam & Eve)
that we were allowed to eat the fruit of any tree
except the tree of knowledge of good & evil.  
Gen c2 v16-17 

Hence the first sin, the original sin, was:
            Adam eating the fruit
            of the tree of knowledge of good & evil.  
Gen c3 v6  

,                  Actually, Eve did this first, committed the first sin.
,                  Then her husband Adam followed suit.
,                  But, for several reasons,
,                  the first sin is attributed to Adam, not to Eve.


            Adam and Eve were already man and wife.   Gen c2 v25 
            So the first sin was not sexual.

            The first sin was a matter of power.
            A matter of them being tricked, by Satan,
            into giving him their power.  
Gen c3 v1-8   &   Gen c3 v22-24.

            Satan tricked them into: disobeying God   Gen c3 v6 
            thus into: feeling guilty   Gen c3 v7 & v9 
            thus into: hiding from God   Gen c3 v8 
            thus into: isolating themselves from God   Gen c3 v11-24

            (a sequence that we each repeat in our lives).

            God has un-isolated us, by way of Jesus’ crucifixion.
            But most people wrongly believe that we are still isolated.




Tricking Adam & Eve into eating from the tree of
knowledge of good & evil
made it possible for them, and their descendents,
to do more wrongs
and more kinds of wrongs.

            So God had no choice
            but to get us away from the tree of life.

            God did this by ejecting Adam & Eve
            from the Garden of
            into the outside, not-miraculously-tweaked,
            second class, environment.   
Gen c3 v23-24., , , ,


,                  Perhaps see earlier section: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE GARDEN OF EDEN
,                  and
,                  third cell
,                  of earlier section: THE KINGDOM OF THE WORLD & THE KINGDOM OF DEMONS 
,                  and
,                  earlier section: WHY IS THE UNIVERSE SECOND CLASS? , , .





The original sin was:
            Adam’s first sin,
            the first ever human sin.

But do you or I inherit it?
            If you never committed any sins of your own
            would you still end up being guilty of the original sin?

Jehovah’s Witnesses (& I’m sure many others) say:
            “Yes, we all inherit it.”

But I (& many others) say:
            “No-one inherits Adam’s sin.”


However, we do inherit the results of Adam’s sin:
the curses that God gave to Adam & Eve. 
Gen c3 v16-19: 
o    Increased pain in childbirth.
o    Farming, working for a living,
                 instead of the lush fruitful garden of Eden,
                 (farming’s harder work).
o    The absence of the tree of life, the inevitability of death.


The above curses – are done to you.
Your own sins – you do.

Matt c15 v1-20    Mark c7 v1-23:
            It’s not what goes into people:
                       (mouldy food, dirt
[germs], booze [drugs] ,
                       ‘morally wrong’ food, etc)
            that makes people spiritually unclean.
            It’s what’s already in them:
[that produce] the words & actions,
                       that come out of their hearts,
makes them spiritually unclean
.   my abbreviation


            What’s done to you:
                       is of only temporary importance,
                       is of only this life.

            What you do, and why you do it:
                       is of eternal importance,
                       is of the next life.


,                  I explain the above two paragraphs
,                  in later webpage: The two ways God sorts us: Judgment & Forgiveness. ,,,,,





The curses:
      1)  increased pain in childbirth
      2)  made the ground hard to farm (for some)
      3)  made bodily death inevitable
do not cause us
to be destined for Hell.

But they do encourage us
to sin more than we would otherwise do.


Before God had cursed the ground:

      when we were still in the lush garden of Eden
                 & so had all our bodily needs met,
      and there were only two of us
                 so there was no possibility of adultery,
      before the tree of life became unavailable
                 so there was not yet the certainty of death,
      Satan could tempt us to commit only spiritual sins:

                 pride; vanity; jealousy; hatred; unrighteous anger;
                 fear (when you know you should be trusting God);
,,        ,,        ,,        Rom c14 v23: ctdfor whatsoever is not of faith is sin.   KJV

                 bitterness; fruitless regret; idolatry; etc,

                 sins that don’t need a body, only a self,

                 sins Satan is used to committing,
                 indeed, the only sort of sins that Satan can commit.


      But now that we are under the pressures of:
                 limited resources
                 & a finite life, 
      Satan/demons can tempt us to commit:
                 natural sins too,

                 sins you need a body for,
                 sins no demon can commit.


      Our new, harsher, environment
      & the prospect of death
      mean that:
                 as well as demons tempting us
                 our flesh itself also tempts us.



To conclude:

            Satan encouraged Adam to sin.
            Hence Adam sinned.

            Adam’s sin made God give us
            a harsher environment & a finite life
            both of which encourage us
            to sin even more:

                       maybe not spiritual sins

                       but certainly natural sins:
                                   sins you need an imperfect environment for,
                                   sins you need others for.

,                                      Perhaps see all sections under later title:
,                                      THE TWO BASIC KINDS OF SINS: SPIRITUAL SINS & NATURAL SINS.,,,,,,,





Hence I, and many other Christians, say that:

            Adam’s sin did not give us:
                       the blame for Adam’s sin.

            Adam’s sin gave us:
                       a finite life and a harsher environment
                       both of which encourage us to commit:
o    natural sins
o    & perhaps more spiritual sins
,                                                                   Perhaps again see all sections under later title:
,                                                                   THE TWO BASIC KINDS OF SINS:
                                                                    SPIRITUAL SINS & NATURAL SINS.,,,,,,,

                       hence gave us:
                                   a propensity to sin,
                                   a tendency to sin,
                                   a sinful nature.


                       We also say that this is what Paul meant
                       when he wrote:
Rom v5 v19:
For as by one man's disobedience
                                   many were made sinners ctd.   KJV




To support our point, in Rom c5 v12-21 (text below),
for the Greek word for sin,
Paul used:
           not: hamartano,
            hamartano: = to actually miss the moral target:
,,        ,,        ,,        ,,        ,,        ,,        ,,        a verb, a process,
,,        ,,        ,,        ,,        ,,        ,,        ,,        rarely used in the New Testament,
,,        ,,        ,,        ,,        ,,        ,,        ,,        never used in  Rom c5 v12-21,

hamartia: = a propensity to miss the moral target:
,,        ,,        ,,        ,,        ,,        ,,        ,,        a noun, a structure,
,,        ,,        ,,        ,,        ,,        ,,        ,,        much used in the New Testament,
,,        ,,        ,,        ,,        ,,        ,,        ,,        used six times in  Rom c5 v12-21.

            Rom c5 v12-21:
      12 Wherefore, as by one man
            sin entered into the world, and death by sin;
            and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
            13 (for until the law sin was in the world:
            but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
            14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses,
            even over them that had not sinned
            after the similitude of Adam's transgression,
            who is the figure of him that was to come.
            15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift.
            For if through the offence of one many be dead,
            much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace,
            which is by one man, Jesus Christ,
            hath abounded unto many.
            16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift:
            for the judgment was by one to condemnation,
            but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
            17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one;
            much more they which receive abundance of grace
            and of the gift of righteousness
            shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
            18 Therefore as by the offence of one
judgment came upon all men to condemnation;
            even so by the righteousness of one
the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
            19 For as by one man's disobedience
            many were made sinners,
            so by the obedience of one
            shall many be made righteous.
            20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound.
            But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
            21 that as sin hath reigned unto death,
            even so might grace reign through righteousness
            unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.   KJV

,                  Sources: Revival Today (site gone), and Wikipedia: Hamartia, , , ,


Also, to support our point:
            Jesus never said anything
            to even suggest that we inherit Adam’s sin
            or indeed anyone’s sin/sins.

,         ,         Perhaps see earlier section: MY ATTITUDE TO THE BIBLE, , , , .



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