Is it correct to say?? : We didn't inherit the original sin (since we don't go around eating apples from forbidden trees LOL) yet we inherited the fallen nature of Adam and Eve, just as a child is HIV positive when he's born out of a mother who has aids..
I heard a priest saying once that when Adam and Eve sinned, we were all in them, we are the product of both of them, so when they sinned all humans were represented in them..(something like when you plant a seed and then a tree comes out of it, basically the entire tree was in the seed somehow even when it was just a little seed)
I just can't understand how that is fair (I'm just asking for an explanation since I'm too ignorant to figure the justice out in all of this) If we (our generation) were born without the fallen nature, then we would have had a chance to do what Adam and Eve didn't do, which is to obey God's commandments and not listen to the devil..
Yet when we are born now, we don't have a choice...
Origen has said that the story of Adam and Eve is mainly metaphorical, it's meant to show how humans in general always choose to go against God. But I'm not sure whether our COC agrees with this view.
I just can't understand how it is fair that we are prone to sin now because of our fallen nature which is a consequence of the original sin commited by Adam and Eve.
I'm not claiming we don't sin now, but even those who didn't have a chance to sin (like little babies) even they need baptism to enter heaven, so how is that fair??
Thanks in advance, and God Bless