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The idea that all of humanity inherits not only the practical consequences of Adam an Eve's actions (i.e. a fallen state/"original sin"), but also a shared moral culpability for their actions.

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Why did Eve say that "touching" the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil would kill you?

The reason for my question is there seems to be a change from what the scripture states as to what God told Adam about the same tree. I couldn't find where God specifically told Adam that touching it ...
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What is John Wesley's belief about imputation of guilt?

There are some that seem to say that he doesn't and then some seems to say that he does (p.19) so I wonder what is going on here. I understand that there are different kinds of ways to explain how ...
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Will mankind on earth reattain the original state of Adam and Eve?

Adam and Eve, were constituted in an original "state of holiness and justice".250 This grace of original holiness was "to share in. . .divine life" CCC375 Now, I've heard a priest say that ...
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Why does Romans 5:19 say "many" instead of "all"? (Overview) [closed]

By one man’s disobedience many were made sinners Rom 5:19 Why does it not say "all" but "many"? Because the previous verse says: By the offence of one judgment came upon all men ...
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According to the Westminster Confession, what is the Biblical basis for the belief that the guilt of Adam and Eve was imputed to all mankind?

As a recent answer observes, the Westminster Confession of Faith explains: Our first parents, being seduced by the subtilty and temptation of Satan, sinned, in eating the forbidden fruit. This their ...
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What is the difference between original sin and original guilt?

This is a question that every convert to Eastern Orthodoxy always asked. The question can be stated differently: Does the Catholic doctrine of Original Sin include Original Guilt? Fr. John Romanides ...
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Did Arminius believe Adam's actual guilt was imputed against all humanity?

All early reformers believed in the imputation of 'actual guilt' as far as I know. I am fairly certain, however, that Arminians of the 16th century did not believe in the 'imputation of guilt' as ...
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Inheritance of original sin

I was reading the answers to How is original sin transmitted?, when it occurred to me: isn't this contrary to scripture? Specifically: Ezekiel 18:20 The soul who sins is the one who will die. The ...
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How do the Catholic and Orthodox views of original sin differ?

While reading about original sin, I often read that the Catholic and Orthodox churches disagree on the doctrine of original sin. But as far as I can tell, they both reject the idea that mankind ...
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Why has God punished every human for one person's sin? [closed]

God expelled Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden because Eve ate the fruit that God told her not to. And this let evil into the world. If God loves everyone, so much so that he let his son die for us,...
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