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TOPIC: ORIGINAL SIN

ORIGINAL SIN #103

  • childoftheuniverse1973
Original sin

Contrary to popular belief, original sin is not a divine doctrine as Christian religions teach, but a human theory instead.

As scandalous as it may sound to many good-hearted people nurtured with the belief that such idea comes from divine source, truth is that there is no word in the Bible to support that.

Modern Christians sincerely think and believe these theories come from the Bible, since many priests, theologians and preachers use to teach them as divine doctrines directly taken from the Bible, while they try to give them appearance of credibility by quoting a couple of versicles, completely out of context.

Nevertheless, these theories are not biblical doctrines and Jesus’ first followers never knew about them. Jesus himself never mentioned a word about it. They simply do not exist in the Gospels.

The theory of original sin, or at least part of it, was initially sustained by Augustine, Hypo’s bishop, in two books written against Pelagius and Celestius, as late as year 418 of the Christian era.

Later three different versions of this doctrine emerged, each one rejecting as false all the others, denying them any validity. But basic principle in all of them were that humankind, starting on Adam and Eve, has a depraved nature, and all of us, as their descendants, come to birth within a sin.

Sex, Original sin?

For some strange reason, people’s imagery (and many ancient Bible “scholars”, among all) detract the real reason of the so called “original sin” or “fall of man”, to drove it away from disobedience to divine commands and into something more material and mundane: sex.

Without noticing such profanation so far, many people still attibute to pleasures of the flesh the fall of human race.

That’s completely wrong. A careful reading on the parable about the Garden of Eden and the human gender’s fall from grace –found in chapters 2 and 3 of the Bible, reveals something quite important: during all that time, both Adam and his female companion were virgins!

They knew nothing about sex until chapter 4, when Adam “knew” (Bible euphemism for intercourse) with the woman, and it was not until after that very moment that she is mentioned as Eve (mother, in ancient Hebrew).

Yes, indeed. Since her creation up to the ousting from Eden, she is simply called “woman”. Therefore, is not accurate to state that God created Adam… and Eve. The only name called is Adam, not a name given to someone in particular, for it means “man”, but to the human race as a whole. In chapter 5 of Genesis (1,2), the same concept is reaffirmed.

The Scriptures

The “original sin” idea is not based on the Scriptures. If you take your Bible and read not only prophet Ezekiel but the book of Deuteronomy as well, you’ll find the opposite: Each man (remember, “man” here refers both to the human male and female) is responsible for his acts, so there is no original sin transferred from generation to generation.

Deuteronomy 24:16 says:

“The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers; every man shall be put to death for his own sin.”

At Ezekiel 18:20 you can read:

“…The son shall note bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.”

In 2 Kings 14:6 and Jeremiah 31:30 you will find also that a person will not suffer because an ancestor’s wrongdoing. The evidence against the original sin is overwhelming.

Furthermore, the fact that man is created in the image of God, is clearly shown in the Scriptures, not only in chapter 1 of Genesis but in chapter 5, after the ousting. If man (understood as human race) is created in the image and likeness of God, how can he or she be born depraved, due to his or her own nature?

Divine teachings of the Third Time clearly explain this:

“Original sin comes not from the mating of man and woman. I, the Creator, established such union by saying both of them: Grow and multiply. That was the first Law. Sin resides in the abuse of free-will gift”.

“You know that God said to men: Grow and be fruitful and fill the earth. Such was the primary law given to you, oh people. Later on, the Father did not ask men just to multiply so the species keep growing, but to rise their feelings so their spirits start an open growth and development”.

“But if the first law was to spread the human race, how can you imagine the Father Himself would punish you for obeying and accomplish His command? Is it possible, people, that in your God can exist such contradiction?”

“Behold how material interpretation men gave to a parable that speaks only about the awakening of the spirit in man. Therefore, do analyse my teaching and do not ever say that you are paying a debt the first settlers acquired due to their disobedience with your Father. Do have a higher conception of divine justice”.

“For I have said that up to the last stain shall be cleaned from man’s heart, I also say that each one shall wash his own stains”.
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