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Mormons believe both passages, (1) That Adam and Eve were commanded to multiply (Genesis 1:28). (2) Unless these partook of the fruit of the tree of knowledge Adam and Eve could not have children (2 Nephi 2:23). And along with other Christians, they also believe (3) God commanded them not to partake of the tree of knowledge of good and evil (Genesis ...


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I believe that you are referring to the theory that the original sin was sex. This, however, is not Biblically true. Before the fall, God said: And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every ...


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I don't have enough information to speak about the Southern Baptist Convention, where each congregation is a separate entity, and some could accept what the OP cites as the "serpent seed" doctrine, nor can I address the issues of the Assemblies of God. I do have some familiarity with the beliefs of the Methodist and Presbyterian Churches, and am a ...


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At your suggestion lets take a longer look at 2nd Corinthians chapter 11. As with most Scriptures, it is extremely difficult to extract the true meaning from a verse or a couple of verses without considering other verses not only around that verse, but in other verses in the Bible which lend explanation to the verses in question. All Scripture is taken ...


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On the surface, the teaching that 'the original sin' was Eve having sex with the serpent/Satan and that this resulted in Cain could seem to most Protestants to be bizarre, nonsensical and offensive. They may think that someone promoting such a line would be mocking the scriptures and Christianity and not be in any way serious. On further investigation, ...


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The Bible doesn't support this at all, so there is no scripture reference to give. Although perhaps there is a negative one. Speaking of Jesus' incarnation, the author of the epistle to the Hebrews says: Hebrews 2:16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. (KJV) That is, Jesus came to save men, not ...


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"If any man be in Christ, he is a new creation." Saved human beings have an old nature and a new nature. At death, the old nature is removed entirely, and only the new nature remains. (This is the "glorification" in the salvation trio of justification, sanctification, and glorification.) You should not think that this new nature is a return to the nature ...


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When I was a Protestant, the most frequent answer that I received from authorities, and one I often used myself, was that the entire purpose of the church (the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth) was to prepare ourselves for our future glory. We, as the bride prior to the wedding, must make ourselves ready for the wedding day. In other words, we are constantly being ...


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Why are my questions unanswered? In the passages you quoted, it seems clear that after the resurrection, we can expect that sin will have no more hold over us because the consequences of sin are conspicuously absent. Why? The Scriptures don't attempt to answer that question directly. We could infer two possibilities: We are not capable of understanding. ...


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God created humans with mud and gave him the breath of life. He named him Adam, gave him a partner and made Eden garden for them. Will God do this if humans were fallen angels?


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Sin wasn't inherently in the world. Sin in disobeying God is what caused us to lose perfection. Since man was created perfect, we know that sin had to come through man. The topic of Satan as it is involved in inherit sin is tricky. Satan may have had the desire for worship even before man was created. Man was a way of fulfilling that desire, so Satan took ...


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According to St. Paul: Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. (Romans 5:12) Regardless of your belief as to whether or not the creation account is allegorical, scripture clearly teaches that before Adam and Eve had taken the "forbidden fruit" the created ...



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