Without taking anything away from the contributions made from people I truly consider as Bible students, I still think it necessary that in the light of recent controversies to enumerate the basic understanding that we should all have about the position of the Bible regarding God’s justice in dealing with the issue of sin. It is a complex topic enough already that we should not make it more ambiguous but rather make it clear. Original sin means different things to different people, but while the Bible teaches a version of it as would be seen in this write up, the essence of this write up is to uncover the satanic version of it because for every truth of God, Satan has a deadly counterfeit. Note that this write up is not about the role of parents in training their child in the way of the Lord, but it is to deal with the satanic position of the Original Sin doctrine—born this way.
1. The Bible is clear about how God will deal with the sin of children and every individual. “The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin” (Deuteronomy 24:16). Also, “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). Everyone will bear his or her own sin and it should be understood here that when God says the soul that sinneth shall die or fathers shall not be put to death for the children neither the children be put to death for the fathers, He is ultimately referring to the second death; the eternal death, because all of us have been subject to the first death because of Adam’s sin.
Now let us quickly consider the seemingly contradictory scriptures to God’s statement above such as in Exodus 20:5 “For I the LORD thy God [am] a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth [generation] of them that hate me” and in Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” This becomes clear when we know that the consequence of Adam’s sin was naturally passed across to his progeny; God did not visit this consequence on us as if He is holding us responsible for Adam’s sin. If a man has an inheritance of great value given to him by God which in God’s plan his children would have benefited from, but this man decides to play a gamble with it and lost everything, the natural consequence is that this man’s children would not receive this inheritance which their father had lost in a gamble. Adam ‘gambled’ with the holy sinless nature he had which he was supposed to have passed across to his progeny based on God’s plan, and the natural consequence of his ‘gamble’ is that his progeny could not receive that holy sinless nature that he had but they inherited the sinful nature and the carnal heart that he had after his fall. Thus, God is not visiting the iniquity of Adam on us in the sense of judging us for Adam’s sin because in the judgement, Adam will stand for his own sin and we will stand for ours; it is as simple as this.
But does God visit the iniquity of parents upon their children? Yes, He does because Exodus 20:5 is clear, only that the context must be understood that it is upon them that hate Him. In other words, if the progeny of Cain, who did not repent (and repentance of the parent is crucial to this topic), decides to follow in the footsteps of their father, they will share in the sin of their father; not literally standing in the place of their father, but will bear the same or similar punishment as their father. This same applies to those who follow Satan who Jesus refers to as the father of those who do wickedly (John 8:44; 1 John 3:8). They will share in the sin of their father, the Devil; not literally standing in the place of their father, but will bear a similar punishment as their father.
2. When the Bible says all have sinned, we must understand that God’s sense of justice is not and cannot be more perverted than man’s sense of justice. In man’s system of justice, an individual is not declared a criminal or a sinner until he or she has transgressed the laws of the land. No individual is considered a criminal by the law because of the sin of his or her father or mother. This is called justice. God is the most just judge of all and His sense of justice cannot be poorer than the man He created in His own image.
Thus, that Scripture “all have sinned” is indeed referring to the fact that we all have transgressed God’s law and are accountable to God as a result and if you have been carefully following, you will know that a two weeks old baby cannot be punished for the sin of his or her father and condemned to hell for the selfsame reason. The true position of the Bible is that this baby, like all of us, is born with a sinful nature and a carnal heart and has sinful propensities or sinful inclinations which he or she inherited from his or her parent which goes all the way back to Adam and Eve, but this baby is not born a sinner. Though this baby has the tendencies in him from birth to steal, to kill, to lie, to fornicate or to commit adultery, to bear false witness, to have other gods, yet this baby is not a thief until he has stolen, is not a murderer until he has killed, is not a liar until he has lied, he is not a fornicator until he has fornicated, is not a false witness until he has born false witness, and is not an idolater until he has had other gods. When we understand this, the satanic position of Original Sin, that we are all born sinners and which stands with the position that we are all born thieves, murderers, liars, fornicators, false witnesses, and idolaters, comes into full-blown light as a doctrine of devils. Thus a baby should not be baptised until he or she has reached the age of accountability which is the age when God begins to hold us accountable for knowing right from wrong and good from evil. Only God can tell when we have reached this age.
3. Because the baby has the tendencies in him from birth to steal, to kill, to lie, to fornicate or to commit adultery, to bear false witness, and to have other gods, even this baby needs a Saviour and the baby will only be in heaven on the account of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ! This is because “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption” (1 Corinthians 15:50) and “this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality” (1 Corinthians 15:53).
4. Thus, the satanic position of the Original Sin doctrine simply perverts the sense of God’s justice and it is Satan’s ultimate device to keep people in a deceived state of sinfulness and enmity against their Maker. We are not born sinners. That’s Satan’s lie. As David indicated “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me”, we were born with a sinful nature and have sinful tendencies and inclinations. WE ARE THEREFORE SINNERS BY CHOICE FOR UNTIL A BABY STEALS, GOD DOES NOT CONSIDER HIM A THIEF AND NO ONE IS A GAY UNTIL HE CHOOSES TO BE ONE.
Friend, what are your thoughts? Kindly leave a comment below.