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Originally posted by Sahaba
Originally posted by Praetorius
reply to post by Sahaba
Please see Matthew 18.3:
And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Same deal, different details. Children come into the world innocent and blameless, loving all. They only learn perversity and sin. Adam and Eve's original state is what it is to have "faith like a child".
And this is what we should all have. Love and wonder for the world and each other, and not judgement or hatred for each other.
Very nicely said. Thank you for supplying this verse, for this is one of many verses that prove 'original sin' is a bunch of dogmatic propaganda.
I beg to differ with you . The only sin is not following the Lord Jesus . The only thing that will send you to hell is the rejection of the Blood Sacrifice of Jesus Christ as your Savior. God was pleased to set up the good and evil that made this world go around . In Gods plan if man was HOLY he would not need salvation . As you need a positive and negative potential to start current flow , something that we depend on good and evil test' man's character . God planned it that way and if it sickens you think about the things that we do . Football , baseball , checkers , chess , boxing and card games. Why do we insist that someone wins and someone suffers defeat . Why can't both sides win ? Well when you get to be God you can make your own rules , and I'm sure someone is going to pick you apart for it too! In the game of life you will either win with Jesus or lose with Satan . There is no in between . You have already made your choice for now but, as long as you are alive and still in this game you can change your commitment .But you can't when time stops for you
A thread of mine: There Is NO Original Sin
"The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not 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." [Ezekiel 18:20]
Originally posted by Awen24
Originally posted by micmerci
If Adam ate from the tree of life he would have had immortality as a sinner in a fallen state with no chance of reconciliation with God.
This is exactly the point of their expulsion from the garden.
"And the LORD God said, 'Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever.' Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life." [Genesis 3:22-24 King James Version]