GREETINGS, SALUTATIONS, AND SHALOWM, ALL.It has been the view of many Christians for many centuries that man is born with a sinful nature or as some would call it "original sin". I have studied it pretty well I think, but can not find that the scripture backs "original sin" or "one being born a sinner" when all scripture is taken into account and in context.
What is your thoughts?
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I apologize if I'm late, having just seen this thread, or even if I'm not on current topic. I only thought to add my hay-penny's worth, if we don't mind. Anyway...
I believe that such a belief is erroneous, based on terminological misunderstandings and misguided interpretations. I don't believe man inherited sin, per se, but man did inherit uncleanness.
Case in point. If Adam committed adultery, there would be no justifiable reason to even assume that all after him become adulterers and adulteresses. Adultery, for the most part, is learned, while the intention to commit adultery might be perceived as "natural." By my saying that adultery is learned is to say that we perceive adultery by what we've learned from others. If we grow in any environment where adultery is common and acceptable, then we'll most likely harbor the same attitude toward adultery.
Adam sinned. And because he sinned, he became unclean. Numerous scriptures can attest to this. Now, all that were in his loins at the time of his transgression became unclean, too. Considering that Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, were all direct descendants of Adam, and all come from these men, then Adam's uncleanness continued in all of us. I believe that it was this uncleanness that our anointed Savior came to clean us from, that we might have a clean slate before Father "God." One could never sacrifice and become clean from Adam's trangression that made all men unclean, but our anointed Savior wasn't born, literally, from this same lineage, through Joseph. The actual seed that became unclean on the earth was duplicated in heaven and placed in Mary's womb in order for our anointed Savior to be born of a woman, also being from the seed of Adam, Noah, Shem, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Judah, but exempt from this uncleanness. Had this not been the case, then even our anointed Savior would not have been an acceptable sacrifice.
It's obvious that sin is natural in us. If that weren't true, then there'd be no need of the commandments, to teach us the difference between the two. If man inherited sin, though, even infants would have to be judged at their resurrection, even though they've never done righteousness or wickedness, or have no comprehension and knowledge of either.
Much confusion comes from such verses as Psalm 58:3. This says, "The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies." To understand, any reference to being "born in sin" is not to be understood literally. Such a pronouncement is made to help us understand how engrossed in sin we've become. We must ask ourselves, according to what's said in this verse, what newborn has ever began sinning and speaking lies the moment it was born? The point to such sayings is to show us that we've become so intrigued by sin, that hope is nearly lost that any one child might learn righteousness as they grow and mature. Their environments, from the moment of their birth, are encompassed by sinners and their wickedness. Naturally, if they only witness sin and not righteousness as they grow into adulthood, they're only going to follow suit until they learn otherwise.
In conclusion, none are born guilty of murder, or adultery, or fornication, or covetousness. All, though, were born unclean. Our anointed Savior came, though, and made mankind clean again, being the only person capable of removing this uncleanness from us, being the only man born clean and untainted by Adam's uncleanness. In this, I thank him for what he's done for us.