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Understanding Genesis, Sin, and Death


Christians refer to something called original sin, but that expression is not in the Bible. (Some uninformed people believe that sex is the original sin, but even a cursory reading of the opening chapters of Genesis will erase that idea.) It goes back to Adam and Eve.


A proper understanding of "original sin" and the biblical understanding of death is extremely important to the gospel message, beginning in Genesis.
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Atheists and other anti-creationists point to Genesis 2:17 and say, "God said they'd die when they ate the forbidden fruit, and they didn't. Therefore, it's an allegory or just a fairy tale!" Instead of listening to sidewinders like that, people should dig a little deeper. The literal translation is, "dying you shall die". That is, spiritual death happened then, and physical death came later, as well as affecting all of creation (Romans 8:22, Romans 5:12, 1 Corinthians 15:21-22).

Old Earth creationists, theistic evolutionists, and other compromisers reject the truth that tampering with Genesis affects the gospel message. A series of compromises must follow in their theology all the way through Revelation, and some have even redefined "sin" to fit their own Bible-denying theology.

Here are two articles that will give you some extremely important information regarding sin, death, and how it affects the whole of Scripture. First, "What Is the Scriptural Understanding of Death?" Next, I hope you'll also read "Original Sin: How Original Is It? Romans 5:12".

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