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I don't trust the idea of original sin being inherited. However, that does raise another question: If children are innocent before they are able to differentiate between good and evil, is it possible that one can remain sinless until they die?

How do Methodists deal with this?

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    Different denominations are going to have different views on this. Can you tell us which denomination you are interested in so that answers can be scoped better? – Belinda Sep 30 '18 at 16:42
  • Welcome. Unfortunately, this question isn't a good fit for this site: you appear to be looking for the "true answer," but given the variety of views held by people who associate themselves with Christianity, we can't do that here. Instead, we describe what specific groups of Christians believe, so if you'd like to ask for the view of a particular tradition, this question may be answerable. When you get a chance, I hope you'll take a minute to take the tour and learn how this site is different from others. – Nathaniel Sep 30 '18 at 18:01
  • Does denomination mean something like catholic, lutheran etc? In that case I would like to look for a methodist answer – Robin Ting Oct 1 '18 at 14:25
  • @RobinTing Yes, precisely. And Methodists do have a distinctive approach to this issue, so hopefully you get a helpful answer. I've reopened your question and edited it slightly. – Nathaniel Oct 1 '18 at 18:06
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    Possible duplicate of What is Wesley's concept of Entire Sanctification? – bruised reed Oct 1 '18 at 19:39

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