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Hi all.

Firstly, I'd like to thank all of you who took the time to answer my question. Much appreciated.

Secondly, it was interesting to read your responses and insights into what you considered "Original Sin" and why.

For my part I would say that I was originally inclined to agree with Mercury Rapids that 'disobedience' was THE original sin until I read this, Gen 3:13 "...And the woman said The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat." (KJV). The key phrase here being "serpent beguiled me" and also the key word being "beguiled".

In the first case, "serpent beguiled me", I'm inclined to think that the original sin was actually committed by the serpent who did the beguiling since the serpent knew that God did not want Adam and Eve to eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. In this case it was the serpent who committed the original sin of 'disobedience to God's Will'. Even though the serpent wasn't directly commanded by God he knew God's Will concerning Adam and Eve (We know this from the conversation the serpent has with Eve.) and by deceiving Eve he was committing the sin of disobeying God's Will. However, since the serpent is not 'Man' ('Man' here means both man and woman.) this cannot be considered the original sin of 'Man'.

In the second case, "beguiled", I'm inclined to think that the original sin was that of 'disbelief in God's Word' i.e. Gen 2:17 "But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." (KJV). If Eve had believed in God's Word on this matter she would not have been tempted/beguiled enough (or at all) to eat the fruit of the tree.

That's my take on it at this point in time.

What do you folks think about the above? (Looking for feedback please).

Thanks

degiem1

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Origional Sin 688 degiem1 20-Jul-04 04:03
Re: Origional Sin 243 Mercury Rapids 20-Jul-04 11:40
Satan 225 Petros Koutoupis 20-Jul-04 14:27
Re: Satan 237 Mercury Rapids 20-Jul-04 14:49
Re: Satan 157 Mark Staab 27-Jul-04 18:15
Re: Origional Sin 199 Lee McGiffen 20-Jul-04 12:21
Re: Origional Sin 202 David L 20-Jul-04 15:12
Re: Origional Sin 216 wireloop 20-Jul-04 16:20
Re: Origional Sin 221 fiascohoho 21-Jul-04 07:39
Re: Origional Sin 214 Milo 21-Jul-04 09:58
Re: Origional Sin 204 degiem1 21-Jul-04 16:18
Re: Origional Sin 225 Mercury Rapids 21-Jul-04 17:18
Re: Origional Sin 227 Milo 21-Jul-04 18:53
Re: Origional Sin 241 wireloop 21-Jul-04 19:08
Re: Origional Sin 233 degiem1 21-Jul-04 20:24
Re: Origional Sin 228 wireloop 21-Jul-04 21:27
Re: Origional Sin 240 Milo 21-Jul-04 21:48
Re: Origional Sin 190 wireloop 22-Jul-04 03:09
Re: Origional Sin 238 Kboldt 22-Jul-04 15:14
Re: Origional Sin 247 wireloop 22-Jul-04 16:05
Re: Origional Sin 205 Lee McGiffen 22-Jul-04 07:39
Re: Original Sin 234 Myrina 25-Jul-04 16:59
Re: Original Sin 194 degiem1 25-Jul-04 22:27
Re: GASP ! 236 Myrina 25-Jul-04 23:33
Re: Original Sin 224 Kboldt 26-Jul-04 14:30
Re: Original Sin 240 degiem1 26-Jul-04 16:12
Re: Original Sin 236 Kboldt 26-Jul-04 16:16
Re: Original Sin 210 Mark Staab 26-Jul-04 17:13
Re: Original Sin 204 wireloop 26-Jul-04 21:26
Re: Original Sin 164 essenerev 30-Jul-04 17:23
Re: Original Sin 204 Kboldt 26-Jul-04 14:28
Re: Origional Sin 221 debraregypt 22-Jul-04 01:51
Re: Origional Sin 222 degiem1 22-Jul-04 05:54
Re: Origional Sin 207 degiem1 22-Jul-04 06:04
Re: Origional Sin 207 Rob R 22-Jul-04 09:42
Re: Origional Sin 220 Brandon E. 22-Jul-04 05:10
Re: Original Sin 185 Lee McGiffen 22-Jul-04 07:33
Re: Original Sin 222 Kboldt 22-Jul-04 15:34
Re: Original Sin 245 Lee McGiffen 23-Jul-04 12:29
Re: Original Sin 219 Kboldt 23-Jul-04 12:45
Re: Original Sin 186 wireloop 23-Jul-04 17:06
Re: Original Sin 187 Kboldt 23-Jul-04 18:41
Re: Original Sin 221 wireloop 23-Jul-04 20:49
Re: Original Sin 192 Kboldt 23-Jul-04 21:27
Re: Original Sin 193 wireloop 23-Jul-04 21:51
LINKS BROKEN 180 wireloop 23-Jul-04 21:54
Re: LINKS BROKEN 207 Kboldt 23-Jul-04 22:12
Re: Original Sin 188 SunSword 23-Jul-04 21:26
Re: Original Sin 231 Kboldt 23-Jul-04 21:31
Check these out, also.... 224 Kboldt 23-Jul-04 21:54
Re: Original Sin 222 SunSword 23-Jul-04 22:25
Re: Original Sin 176 Kboldt 26-Jul-04 14:14
Re: Original Sin 221 Mark Staab 24-Jul-04 05:55
Re: Original Sin 193 wireloop 25-Jul-04 05:36
Re: Original Sin 226 Mark Staab 27-Jul-04 07:28
Re: Origional Sin 228 Eddie Larry 27-Jul-04 04:04
Re: Origional Sin 311 gibbor 27-Jul-04 15:18
Re: Origional Sin 222 Mercury Rapids 27-Jul-04 16:06
Re: Origional Sin 236 marduk 04-Aug-04 15:03
Re: Origional Sin 201 Rockhoundfacs 06-Aug-04 15:12
Re: Origional Sin 210 Anne-Marie 06-Aug-04 19:47
Re: Origional Sin 195 Kboldt 06-Aug-04 20:01
Re: Origional Sin 226 Anne-Marie 06-Aug-04 20:06
Re: Origional Sin 225 Kboldt 06-Aug-04 20:22
Re: Origional Sin 208 degiem1 06-Aug-04 22:42
Re: Origional Sin 217 marduk 06-Aug-04 15:28
Re: Origional Sin 231 Anne-Marie 06-Aug-04 19:28
Re: Origional Sin 254 Rockhoundfacs 07-Aug-04 03:46
Re: Origional Sin 242 marduk 07-Aug-04 11:51
Re: Origional Sin 313 essenerev 10-Aug-04 23:03


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