WHAT IS ORIGINAL SIN?
IS IT INHERITED?
work is independent of any existing religions
denomination, church, organisation or group.
To understand the significance of Christ's 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 Testament.
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 physical members of God's family received after
required positive exercise of a persons freewill in
determining each individuals 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 pre set 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).
had the right as creator to examine Adam's disposition
toward Him by a test of his obedience and loyalty.
Would he accept God had the right to expect loyalty and
obedience from him? Adam failed his test chose to
ignore God and went 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
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 ignore
God’s command he opposed God and fell below God's
substandard, becoming a 'sinner'. After Adam's
transgression his body didn’t change in any way from its
original condition before his act of defiance, 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 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 own action inflicted an
eventual death sentence on himself. God did nothing
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
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 makers approved
recharging mechanism. Failing to do this or trying to
use some other recharging method and the car will die.
Carry out the makers instructions and the car will run on
But how did Adam’s disloyalty result in death
spreading to all men? Adams independent action caused
him to fall short of God's set standard required for members
of his family, as sons in the Fathers 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 SHORT FALL ( SIN ).
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 individuals
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
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 followed by among
others Jared 962 years, Methuselah 969 years, and Noah
lived 950 years. None could live more than the maximum
1,000 year life charge set in their cells.
Since then, conglomerate inherent DNA degeneration, along with other factors has
brought the maximum life potential charge down a lot further
to its present average level of just 70 years.
Devolving 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 Adams family are
alienated from God's family no additional cell life
recharging can be obtained.
HOW DID ADAM PASS THIS ON IF NOT GENETIC?
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 had 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 opposition said “You
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
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 along with most Christian
religions today who continue to teach and believe this
lie. This lie is based on the erroneous universal
belief that humans have immortal souls. God had warned
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
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 8:44 . This
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.
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 THIS LOST 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 how could God possible reverse and
undo this sad condition? How could God adopt
disinherited 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 are now by inherited alienation from
Thankfully God has shown consideration toward
mankind by arranging to do just this. He at great
personal cost, provided a replacement human father for the
human race a second Adam one who will 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 built up control by the
ruling Devil father of the human race.
This time it was a first born spirit son of God who
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 a redeeming cure our whole
disinherited situation can be reversed and up graded to
The bible record
reveals 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 effects you directly and who the first ones are
to be readopted back into God's family see ~