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We do not inherit sin, the following is copied from Xeno's comment at Polyhat's answer: Scripture plainly teaches that sin is not inherited: “[T]he son shall not bear the iniquity of the father” (Eze. 18:20). Everyone is responsible for their own conduct (Rom. 14:12). Sinfulness begins in one's youth (Gen. 8:21; Jer. 3:25). Children must reach a level of ...


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Oooo! This was one of the matters that divided the church during the reformation over which much debate occurred. The matter was technically know as "Original Sin" and the matter to be resolved here is: Is "Original Sin" an inherited guilt or and inherited tendency to sin? That is, we inherit something from Adam and Eve is not disputed ...


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The answer(s) to your question requires a foundation. For most, that foundation is doctrinal. It is that foundation that was established via seminaries, and the systematic theology they present. This outline will not use that foundation. I say this to advise caution, and also to alert that if your seeking an answer that ‘fits’ the traditional view - this won’...


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This is a good, piercing question that goes to the root of a lot. Unfortunately I have had to conclude [30 years or so of study] that we are not told the full answer to the question. First, there is nothing in the Genesis record that speaks plainly about a "Satan" being given authority over anything. Sticking to the text, we are told of a serpent who is a ...


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In seminary I wrote a paper on how Adam and Eve violated all 10 commandments in the garden. I'll spare you the whole paper but there are several reasons to believe that Adam and Eve are not simply being honest. First, compare Gen 2:16-17 and Gen 3:2-3. The command of God has already been distorted. Since God gave the command directly to Adam, it is ...


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I don't believe the Bible answers this question explicitly, but here are a few pieces of the puzzle I think can be supported by the text: 1. The state of the world changed as a result of the Fall As noted in the OP: cursed is the ground because of you (Genesis 1:17) And it's worth pointing out that the ground which was cursed had been the source of food ...


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What we must 1st understand about Satan is what Jesus says about him, "He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.(John 8:44) Therefore, we must not trust what comes out of a liar's mouth. Since Jesus ...


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The idea of inheriting death is often misunderstood because Romans 6:23 tells us, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Nobody can inherit a wage because a wage is received only when work is done. The person does the work, and the person then receives their wage. Those are the terms of the ...


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We inherit: a sinful nature; both of the mind (character) and of the body; and death as a consequence. Even if we never sinned even once (impossible, but for the sake of discussion), we would still have inherited death on account of Adam's sin because God removed our access to the Tree of Life, and it is necessary for us to eat of this tree to maintain our ...


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Do we inherit the sin of Adam and Eve? Under the heading Results to mankind as a whole, the article "Sin, I" in the Insight on the Scriptures explains how this is possible: Romans 5:12 states that “through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned.” (Compare 1Jo 1:8-10.) ...


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The Idea in Brief The “serpent” was a quadruped that became an unclean creature. This creature was to creep on the ground and thrive on “dust,” which connotes what is unclean (to include death). The general imagery in Genesis therefore was that the “serpent” became unclean, and had become a threat to man, whose heel the “serpent” could bite and precipitate ...


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The list of food listed for human consumption in Gen 1 consisted entirely of plant based food. More specifically, to humans: Gen 1:28 - Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every seed-bearing plant on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit contains seed. They will be yours for food. For animals: Gen 1:30 - And to every beast of the ...


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The fact that God permits and regulates something does not mean that God approves it. To take another example, the Torah has a series of regulations around divorce. However, God makes His feelings about divorce quite plain: Mal 2:16 - “For I hate divorce,” says the LORD, the God of Israel. “He who divorces his wife covers his garment with violence,” says ...


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Yes, it is possible to remove the physical pain of child birth and see the message of the LORD God for its deeper and more relevant aspects. Genesis 3:16 contains two different words describing two different types of sorrow or pain: To the woman he said, “I will greatly increase your עִצְּבוֹנֵ֣ךְ pangs (6093) in childbearing; in בְּעֶ֖צֶב pain (6089) you ...


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As pointed out in a previous answer, it would be close to impossible to support any view on this exegetically. So we can only consider other known truths. GEN 2:9 And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of ...


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Does Romans 5:12 say that we inherit the sin of Adam and Eve? Yes, but perhaps not the way you think.: Part of the reason it is so hard to make sense of verses like Rom 5:12 may be that we, the religious, tend to over define our terms.* Broadening our Understanding Sin: To unpack how sin may have been passed on, or inherited, from Adam, it may do us well to ...


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Main question - Do we inherit the sin of Adam and Eve based on Romans 5:12? Romans 5:12 New International Version - Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people because all sinned I will not repeat what has been said by agarza & Austin below, as they provide a good analysis ...


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I took suggestions from the above note and am editing this post . I understand the very constructive criticism and thank you for that! The original question had to do with Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned— I agree with you Tony that we do ...


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This is the essence of what the Catechism of the Catholic Church (§7 The Fall) says: 416 By his sin Adam, as the first man, lost the original holiness and justice he had received from God, not only for himself but for all human beings. 417 Adam and Eve transmitted to their descendants human nature wounded by their own first sin and hence deprived of ...


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The tenor of the story of Gen 1-3 suggests that death came as a result of mankind's sin. That is the world came under the curse of sin and death in animals occurred as a result. This is confirmed by a few NT texts: Rom 8:20, 21 - For the creation was subjected to futility, not by its own will, but because of the One who subjected it, in hope that the ...


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In John Gill's commentary on Gen. 3:1, he says, the words therefore may be rendered, "that serpent"; that particular serpent, of which so much is spoken of afterwards; "or the serpent was become" F20, or "made more subtle", that is, not naturally, but through Satan being in it, and using it in a very subtle manner, to answer his purposes, and ...


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"The Lord upholds all who are falling, and raises up all who are bowed down" These verses likely refer to God’s preferential concern for the weak, the poor and the lowly. The fallen are they whom God promises to help. The imagery is of God lifting and raising those who are in need or those who have fallen. Variations of this refrain can be found ...


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God did not create woman to be a sexual tool or incubator for man, to make possible his 'sole function' of reproduction. God created woman because "it is not good that man be alone" (Genesis 2:18). Woman completes man just as much as man completes the woman; they mutually imply the other by virtue of their incompletness—as physical creatures with an animal ...


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The consequence of eating of the tree of knowledge and evil is plainly recorded in the text of scripture. The only consequence was that the man and the woman . . . discovered their nakedness. And the result of that discovery . . . was death. No superhuman ability. No wonderful revelation. No intense experience. No enlarged conscience. No enlightenment. ...


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The Fall (of man), can be understood without connecting it to Original sin as most answers have done. The fall of man was not the first fall, The First fall" was the fall of Satan a (son of God). Satan with rage being hurled to the earth became bent at replicating his fall, knowing that the Judgment he received would be same for Adam. We know of Satan's ...


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It is very simple: all those who succumb to sin are "children of Satan" (John 8:44), thus we can say that they "have been given to Satan", but given by whom/what? - By the very act of succumbing and by nothing else! The same here: since the riches and power of this world is more often than not coveted by those who want to abuse those ...


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Ezekiel 18:4 >>> Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die. The Christ-man paid the price to redeem all souls. The Old Testament curse of irredeemable death has been taken off the table by our LORD and savior. All souls belong to God our Father even as we now live, ...


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