The Bible doesn’t teach that man is born with a sinful nature (not even in Romans 5), and neither did ANY of the old church fathers the first 250-300+ years AD. The idea of the sinful nature can be traced all the way back to Augustine who made this gnostic idea popular in church, and before him it was the gnostics who taught it. If neither the Bible, nor the old church fathers taught this major doctrine, the chances are that it’s false.
Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
IF we are born with a sinful nature, then we will have great excuses for our sin on judgment day. We can simply blame our nature that makes us sin by necessity, and which we didn’t ask to get. Moreover, we could also suggest that Jesus Christ was given an advantage over us, unless we believe that he too was born with a sinful nature?
We will die physically due to Adam, because we can’t reach the tree of life due to him, but sinning is something we DO and nothing that can be inherited.
You can read more about Rom. 5 here.5 Comments
Ohh jag älskar att synda, äta räkor och kräftor, arbeta på sabbaten, bära
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Är du jude? Lever du under Exodus och gamla testamentet? Om nej, så är det ingen synd att bära kläder av olika material, etc. Du läser in saker i den kristna tron som inte finns.
Andra saker du listar är dock synd, men det vore också en synd av mig om jag stenade dig.
You are wrong my friend.
I would ask you to read
Jonathan Edwards, The Great Christian Doctrine of Original Sin Defended in The Works of Jonathan Edwards Volume I, pp. 143–233.
Jonathan Edwards was a Calvinist, so be careful about his teachings. A Calvinist believes that Jesus only died for a few people (not all), that God predestines people’s actions, etc.
On my site I provide an interpretation of Romans 5:12-13 which supports the idea that all people are born spiritually alive if anyone is interested.