posted on Dec, 31 2012 @ 08:47 PM
Originally posted by sk0rpi0n
Christianity teaches the idea that the "original sin" perpetrated by Adam and Eve in the garden, was inherited by mankind.
Yet, Christianity also teaches that Jesus'
execution crucifixion removed the worlds sins. Which means babies born after the
crucifixion are innocent.
Keeping this in mind, is it theologically sound to teach that babies are still born in "sin" today.... when considering Jesus supposedly died to
remove all sin?
I'm not saying the baby would grow up to be sinless (that depends on what he/she does in life)... but can the doctrine of "original sin" exist
alongside that of "sin sacrifice"?
edit on 31-12-2012 by sk0rpi0n because: (no reason given)
Here's what happened.
The death of jesus does not directly save anyone.
Jesus taught unconditional love.
The original sin was not so much rebellion against God as it was directly the fact of realizing good and evil.
Calling things good and evil is judgement. Good and evil are subjective determinations. What's evil to you may not be evil to the black widow spider.
Your judgements shade your perception of the judged object as the judgement, which is a subjective interpretation, which ultimately is an opinion and
not absolute. Good and evil are valid for individualized perception, but not for the absolute. Not for ultimate truth.
Unconditional love, which jesus taught is the salvation from the knowledge of good and evil. However, either you love unconditionally or you don't.
There is no," jesus save me from my sins and forgive me for my wrongdoings". That's unrealistic. The real salvation is your decision to be
unconditionally loving and therefore judgement free.
Unconditional love means you love all without conditions attached. A judgement is a condition you place upon an object that basically says, "I
shouldn't love this because...". And therefore, jesus brought a message and an example that had never before been known that shows people that
judgement is your downfall and unconditional love is your redemption. But guess what. We still judge. And no one has been able to be successful
followers of jesus. That's why he's coming back. This time, with force. This time, invasive. This time, he will succeed, one way or another.