Originally posted by pexx421
as to original sin being not in the bible, that is true. It wasnt a theme until around the 1200's
matt 26: For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
john 1: The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
have you ever seen a sinless man? of all the good motivated christians out there, have you ever seen one that to would say is sinless? perfect? have
you ever wondered why?
rom 3: What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;
 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
now just to let you know, im not catholic or any other denomination for that matter so i dont know what the exact belief of the doctrine is. (im
noticing other people have an interpretation of the original sin ive never heard before.)
romans 5: Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
what adam gave us was an inclination to sin. alcoholism is a good example. if a father passes it to his son, it doesnt mean that the son is a
drunkard, but it doesnt mean that the son can drink whatever he wants.
 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign
in life by one, Jesus Christ.
this was the whole point of jesus coming to earth. adam sold us to sin and death. jesus bought us to life. so in a way we die for adam's sin, because
now we have the inclination to sin
ezekial 18: 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.
but we still die for our own sin
I prefer to think we are born with "original blessing". And thats a feeling we can carry with us, and look to any time we need it. Much
more motivating than original sin.
2 tim 4:3 - For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for
themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,