Posted by: biblestudyseattle | January 15, 2015

Original Sin

According to some Jewish sources, Jews do not believe we are born in sin.  They say that it is unscriptural for someone to die because of the sin of another (Adam).  They also state that death is completely natural; this is why God had to supply the tree of life for Adam & Eve.

“The person who sins will die. The son will not bear the punishment for the father’s iniquity, nor will the father bear the punishment for the son’s iniquity;”. Ezekiel 18:20

True enough, Life (the potentially eternal kind) is won individually.  However, death was brought to all by Adam.  How can we be born pure when David says:

“Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.”  Psalm 51:5

Sounds like David knew he was born sinful, not that Bathsheba was his first sin.  Also, this author does not buy the argument that death is natural.  Death can be no more natural than life.  To believe so is to believe life can arise without God!  No!  Life is not natural, and neither is death.  God sustains or ends all life.  “For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’”  Acts 17:28

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