Original Sin is Contradictory

Ezekiel 18:20 “The person who sins shall 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; the righteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked will be upon himself. “

Where does Original sin come from , whereas it is clearly stated in Ezekiel that the person who sins shall die, and his sin is on him , he’s responsible for his sin, not anyone else.  So how do you justify “ORIGINAL SIN” in coherrence with this verse?

 
Answer
 
Original sin doesn’t mean that we are guilty of the exact sin Adam committed.  It means that our nature has been tainted with sin.  So God will judge us for being sinners as well as the specific sins we’ve committed. 
 

“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned— 13 (For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law.  14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come.”

 
For more on how to receive God’s forgiveness,  see Why Jesus.

Christian and Living Together

Recently I was talking with a guy who claimed to be a Christian and lived with his girlfriend.  He said they were not sexually active because he was disabled.  I asked, “So if you were not disabled, you would be sexually active?”  He said “yes.”

At another time I was talking with a guy who claimed to be a Christian who was living with his fiancee.  He was also having an affair with a woman at work.  He wanted to stop the affair but the woman kept on pursuing him.  So I asked, “If you could stop the affair, do you feel your relationship with God would be ok?”  He said “yes.”

Jesus said that unless we repent we will perish (Luke 13:3).  This repentance must be genuine, for not everyone who claims to be a follower of Christ is saved (Matthew 7:21).  Living together is often called ‘living in sin.”  I call it ‘first degree sinning’ because it is premeditated, planned sinning.

Recently, a politician who claimed to be a Christian was caught cheating on his wife.  He begging for forgiveness and she did so.  But after some time, he asked his wife if he could resume the affair.  She said, “It’s one thing to forgive adultery but another to condone it.”  She ended up soon divorcing him.

Jesus said the greatest commandment is to love God (Matthew 22:37).  Just as the politicians wife realized her husband did not love her, doesn’t God see right through those who claim to love Him but live in sin?  Those living this way risk an eternal divorce from God.  Jesus said we love God by obeying his commandments (1 John 5:3).  Love God – repent and trust in Jesus as Lord and Savior (Romans 10:9).

Is there any unbiased evidence for Jesus?

If a bias is a point of view, then everyone with a point of view on something is biased. The question is contradictory.

In a court of law, eyewitnesses offer stronger testimony than non-eyewitnesses.  Therefore, the biblical writers offer the best evidence for Jesus.  “But they were very biased; they can’t be trusted!”  The amount of bias is a consideration but not solely.  Should the eyewitness testimony of Jewish holocaust survivors be rejected because they were very biased?  Some Nazi’s and Muslim would say yes, but is that not due to their even greater bias?  If one is going to reject all bias, if held consistently, they’d have to reject everyone’s testimony, their own testimony, and their own position.

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