WHAT IS ORIGINAL SIN?
IS IT INHERITED?




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January 2020
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To understand the function of Christs' redeeming sacrifice an understanding of original sin and imperfection is essential. The bible informs us “Through one man [Adam] sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned.” Romans 5:12.  Then at 1 Corinthians 15:22 it tells us "For just as through Adam all die, so also through Christ all will (future) be made alive again," Weymouth New TestamentDid Adam's original sin cause in him a physical mutation which resulted in his imperfection (sin) from which he died?  Was this passed on to his offspring and so onto all mankind causing all to die?  If so, how through Christ can they all be made alive again?


Adam when created was pristine, physically perfect, described by God as approved and very good, (Gen 1:31).  But his morals and disposition were unproven and would need testing.  He did not have the right to everlasting life.  He had the opportunity of gaining it, something that physical members of God's family received after qualifying.  Qualification required positive exercise of a person's freewill in determining each individual's disposition and loyalty in relation to God and His family or lack of it.  These choices would determine whether an individual qualified for acceptance into God's family, with the privilege of everlasting life.


The record tells us the cells in Adam's pristine body were created with an initial life span charge of up to a maximum of 1,000 years.   This preset maximum 1,000 year charge of life was contained within a God day
"Don't overlook the obvious here, friends. With God, one day is as a thousand years, a thousand years as a day" 2 Pet 3:8 (MSG).


God had the right, as the creator, to examine Adam's disposition toward Him by a test of his obedience and loyalty.   Would he accept that God had the right to expect loyalty and obedience from him?  Adam failed his test by choosing to ignore God and going independent.  He failed to live up to God's standard, this is the meaning in the bible of the Greek word harmartia and the Hebrew word chattath translated, sin


Adam was warned that if he did not adhere to God's commands and laws, he would die within a 1000 year day period (Gen 2:17).   He died when he was 930 years old. 
Adam was measured against God's moral standard; by choosing to violate God’s command, he opposed God and became faulty, substandard, a 'sinner'.  After Adam's transgression, his body did not change in any way from its original condition before the act, his genetic make up, his DNA remained the same.  But he had fallen short of God’s principal standard of loyalty.
 

God did not need to pass a death sentence on him.   Adam had already been warned that opposition action would lead to death before he reached the age of 1,000. God warned him “In the day you eat of it you will positively die".  Or because of going independent and opposing God, he would die within 1,000 years.  Adam, by his action, inflicted the eventual death sentence on himself. God did nothing further.


Adam initially had a 1,000 year maximum battery cell life.  He had been informed that if he opposed God, his cells would age and wear out and he would die within 1,000 years (the DAY period).  His body was created perfectly able to maintain itself alive for up to a maximum of 1,000 years.  Beyond that, it needed a cell recharge to extend life.  This recharging  provision required plugging in to the source of life which came from God  "With you is the source of life"; Ps 36:9. "For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself", John 5:26 (NKJV).  God as the source of life, can extend this power of life indefinitely to human members of His family who maintain His standards.  Outside the family, the life cells run down and when flat, life goes out as it does in animals.


By way of illustration, a luxury electric car maker supplies the machine with a battery already charged to run for 100 miles, with the warning that it should be recharged before a 100 miles are clocked up.  This requires plugging the car into the maker's approved recharging mechanism.  Failing to do this or trying to use some other recharging method, the car dies. Carry out the maker's instructions and the car will run on and on.


But how did Adam’s disloyalty result in death spreading to all men?   Adam's independent action caused him to fall short of God's set standard required for members of His family, as sons in the Father's image.  This failing of God's standards, labelled  SIN, is very much misused and misunderstood.  There seems to be two main categories of God's standards that can be failed.  We need to look at the various ways humans can fall short of God's standards and thereby sin.



TYPES OF SUB STANDARD SIN .

1. PHYSICAL
All physical human defects ie those crippled, blind, diseased,
ageing, etc fall short (sin) of God’s physical standard.  These are often genetic, caused by DNA degeneration.  In fact, to a greater or lesser degree, all humans suffer defects, the result of 6,000 years of conglomerated inherent degeneration (we are born in sin).  Not necessarily the fault of the individual. 

2. MORAL
Personality defects ie adulterers, fornicators, homosexuals, thieves, drunks, extortioners, murderers, liars
(1Cor 6:10), all fall short of God's moral standards.  These are not genetically inherited, but generally self induced.  Adam's sin falls in this category.

Every human falls short on numerous issues, self induced (sin) and inherited deficiencies (born in sin), all humans carry a measure of both.  We all fall short; we are all substandard.



HOW DID ADAM INDUCE SIN INTO THE ENTIRE HUMAN RACE?

How did Adam's substandard moral condition, his 'sin' then get passed on to his offspring and the entire human race?  By opposing God, he failed qualification as a member of God's family.  From this condition, he could only pass on  to his human offspring the same substandard inheritance with a maximum ageing life span of  1,000 years.  Nothing up to God's standard could be passed on from him by way of inheritance.  None of his close offspring lived more than the 1,000 year limit, Adam lived 930 years followed by, among others, Jared 962 years, Methuselah 969 years, and Noah who  lived 950 years.  None could live more than the maximum 1,000 year life charge set in their cells.

Since then, over the last 4,500 years, conglomerate inherent DNA degeneration, along with other factors, has brought this life potential charge down a lot further to its present average level of just 70 years.  A long way below its maximum of 1,000 years; an indicator of just how far we miss God's standards and how great our conglomerated sin (imperfection) is.  So long as descendants of Adam's family are alienated from God's family, no additional cell life recharging can be obtained.






IF NOT GENETIC, HOW DID ADAM PASS IT ON?

 Looking a little more carefully at the evidence.  Adam rebelled after being converted over by a spirit opposer to God.  This was done with the inducement that,  by “making his own independent choices from God  he would achieve God like status, becoming like God and would not die”.   God said,  "You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.”  The rebel said  You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman.  “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Gen 3:3-4 (NIV ).


This was the original lie - they would 'not die but becoming spirit creatures like God'.  All ancient pagan religions believed this original lie and the majority of modern ones do too, along with most Christian religions today, who continue to teach and believe this original lie.  This lie is based on the erroneous universal belief that humans have immortal souls.  God had warned that they would definitely die.


Adam, by accepting and subscribing to these lies, subjected himself to this instigator's control, essentially making him his 'father' and subjecting the human race to this adversaries (Satan's) control, becoming part of his family.  "You are from your father the Devil, and you wish to do the desires of your father.  That one was a murderer when he began, and he did not stand fast in the truth, because truth is not in him.  When he speaks the lie, he speaks according to his own disposition, because he is a liar and the father of the lie" John 8:44This slanderer (diabolos) has now become the god and ruler of this world,  "the ruler of this world will be cast out" John 12:31"the ruler of the world is coming, and he has no hold on me" John 14:30,  "the ruler of this world has been judged" John 16:11.

 
It could be reasoned that, before rebellion, the first couple lived within innocence, not having experienced any guilt or shame through failing their creator.  If they remained in harmony with the Father, they would never have lost this innocent relationship and it could have been passed on to their offspring, something none of us has ever experienced.  The new shame they experienced was personal confirmation of wrong against their Father and brought guilt.  We all now live in it constantly, because we continually fall short.


By way of example; if having been born into a rich family, I am disinherited through my unacceptable actions and behaviour, I am then unable to pass on to my offspring the inheritance rights I enjoyed whilst a member of the rich family.  My inheritance has been lost to me by my actions and I carry the guilt for it.


Another example - If an orphaned child was brought into a rich household, with the possibility of being adopted at the legal age into the rich family, he would then receive full inheritance rights as a family member, which could be passed on to members of his own family.  Should the prospective adoptee rebel against the head of the family, breaching his rules, it would be reasonable to conclude he would not be adopted into the family.  He would lose out and so would his children.  Moral deficiency (sin) made Adam substandard and so God's required standard could not pass from him by way of inheritance to his children.


 
CAN THE SITUATION BE RETRIEVED

The question is - Would
God be motivated by concern and love for the futile state of the human race who could do nothing about their inherent situation?   If inclined to do so, how could God possibly reverse and undo this sad condition?  How could God adopt humans back into his family?  Adam's entire negative inheritance would need to be countermanded in order to offer the entire human race an opportunity for each to make their own individual choices over loyalty, without being contaminated, as we now inherit alienation from God's family.


Thankfully, God has shown consideration toward mankind by arranging to do just that.  He, at great personal cost, provided a replacement human father for the human race, a second Adam.  One to replace Adam enabling, adoption into His family for all those who wish it.  These ones will then be able to continually recharge their life batteries from their creator Father.  This substitute for Adam would need to break up and roll back thousands of years of build up and control by the ruling Devil father of the human race.


This time, the first born spirit Son of God, Jesus Christ voluntarily transferred by metamorphosing from spirit to human, to accomplish this major task  “As in Adam all died so also in Christ all shall be made alive" 1 Cor 15:22 (RHE)
By applying this redeeming cure, our whole disinherited situation can be reversed and upgraded to God's standard.
 

The bible record shows how this whole disinherited situation will be completely reversed, while applying and adhering to God's standards.   For more information on this cure and God's plans for applying it, how it affects you directly and who the first ones are to be readopted back into God's family see ~
 

KINGDOM OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHRISTIANS OF ALL DENOMINATIONS.

THE RANSOM SACRIFICE ? You Tube

REVEALING THE SONS OF GOD







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