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Original Sin

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This is a term used to describe the effect of Adam's sin on his descendants (Romans 5:12-21). Specifically, it is our inheritance of a sinful nature from Adam. The sinful nature originated with Adam and is passed down from parent to child. We are by nature children of wrath (Ephesians 2:3).


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Entry for 'Original Sin'. CARM Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ctd/o/original-sin.html. 2013.

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