Someone I know emailed me recently the following:
Here is an article for you guys to think about. Check out this link.
I read the link and replied with the following:
I’ve scanned the article and I’d be happy to interact more later but I will say the doctrine of total depravity or original sin is not based on the idea of transmission of sin through the mother to the child – it’s the father which is why Jesus was exempt. The passage in Psalms is in my opinion weighing heavier on the fact of sin from conception than David’s mother being the “cause.”
Sin entered the world through Adam. We all suffer death because of Adam until Jesus regenerates us.
Romans 5:12-21. 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: (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:22. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive
This is far from over. He has already replied with a lengthy list of Scripture Proofs. I’m blogging it for both a record of the discussion and to ellicit responses from friends and family. I’ll post the next round soon.