Adam and Eve's Sin

edited December 1969 in Faith Issues
this question just popped up in my head....

Why do we STILL have Adam and Eve's sin in us though our parents were baptized and got us. Would'nt we only have the sin if they werent baptized? Because when they are baptized,they get rid of that sin, and later in life we, the children, stil have the sin... its either i forgot the answer to this question or i never knew. Any ideas?


  • Just to clarify one thing for you, we don't carry adam and eve's sin nor do we carry the sins of our parents. we carry the corrupt nature that fell on adam and eve after they sinned which is the punnishment for their actions(as well as death). that is what i think God ment when he said that the serpent will bite his heel(their decendents, as well as christ this quote is out of context). hopefully i helped some how. Some one correct me if i have mispoken(or typed that is) in anything i have said.
  • ohh, i was actually thinking about that right after i posted this topic

    you always make me understand everything jydeacon lol thanks

    God Bless All of You
  • Excellent Question:

    The Pope Answers that Question in his book Comparitive Theology.

    Why should a person whose parents were baptised and
    saved from Adam's sin, be baptised as well?
    We did not inherit the penalty of death from our immediate
    parents so that we are saved if they are baptised, but we inherited it
    directly from Adam and Eve: the first of the human race. We were
    in Adam's loins. When Adam's nature sinned and he was
    condemned to death, everything in his loins became mortal. We
    came out of Adam's loins under the penalty of death. Therefore the
    sentence of death was passed on Adam and all his offspring; not
    only on Cain, Abel and Seth. Concerning this, the Holy Bible says:
    “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and
    death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all
    sinned" (Rom.5: 12) and also "For as in Adam all die, even so in
    Christ all shall be made alive" (1Cor.15: 22). Hence death was a
    judgement on the entire human race, being the offspring of Adam.
    Every born human being is condemned to death because He was in
    Adam's loins when Adam was condemned to death.
    Salvation from death is an individual salvation, whether or
    not the parents received it. This salvation needs repentance and
    belief in baptism and in Christ's Blood as well as in all the means
    of Grace. There are no parents without sin. The Psalmist says:
    "Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother
    conceived me" (Ps.51: 5).
    We are born in sin until liberated from the bondage of
    corruption (Rom.8: 21). When are we going to be liberated
    from this corruption? The Apostle says about our bodies: "So
    also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in
    corruption, it is raised in incorruption. For this corruptible
    must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on
    immortality" (1Cor. 15: 42,53). When will this be? When the
    trumpet will sound and the dead will be raised.
  • Dear Gregory,

    Very many thanks for giving us the benefit of His Holiness' wisdom; words we should all attend to.

    What we observe every day in the word is our 'natural' tendency to do the wrong thing if it suits us and we thing we can gain some advantage from it without being caught; as the Psalms say, man is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward.

    Adam's sin has brought into the world sickness, sin and death. The second Adam, Our Divine Lord, has conquered death and brings us life. As we look around us today in the world, we can only thank Him for His great mercy - for we are surely great sinners and in need of His Grace.

    In Christ,

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