Theophilorelgioedublogoman: his blood is Bibline!
...then what is the only rational solution of the undeniable fact of the deep, universal and early manifested goodness of men in all ages, of every class, and in every part of the world?Simplifying the complexity man was created with and attributing all his flaws to original sin denies the goodness that is manifested in all people. Look at the relationship between mother and child to see this. Look at how people of all ages and times have cooperated for the benefit of themselves their families, their communities and often all humanity. Yes there is evil in man living in this world of sin, but don't deny his essence.Genesis 1:31- 31 And God saw every thing that he had made (including man and woman), and, behold, it was very good.Ecclesiastes 7:29- Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.
I. Our first parents, being seduced by the subtlety and temptations of Satan, sinned, in eating the forbidden fruit. This their sin, God was pleased, according to His wise and holy counsel, to permit, having purposed to order it to His own glory.II. By this sin they fell from their original righteousness and communion, with God, and so became dead in sin, and wholly defiled in all the parts and faculties of soul and body.III. They being the root of all mankind, the guilt of this sin was imputed; and the same death in sin, and corrupted nature, conveyed to all their posterity descending from them by ordinary generation.IV. From this original corruption, whereby we are utterly indisposed, disabled, and made opposite to all good, and wholly inclined to all evil, do proceed all actual transgressions.V. This corruption of nature, during this life, does remain in those that are regenerated; and although it be, through Christ, pardoned, and mortified; yet both itself, and all the motions thereof, are truly and properly sin.VI. Every sin, both original and actual, being a transgression of the righteous law of God, and contrary thereunto, does in its own nature, bring guilt upon the sinner, whereby he is bound over to the wrath of God, and curse of the law, and so made subject to death, with all miseries spiritual, temporal, and eternal. - Chapter VI: Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and the Punishment thereof: The Westminster Confession of Faith
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