Discussions with a Calvinist

Discussion with Teresa
Round 10

Teresa wrote:

I thought you were referring to individual acts of men . Man is always doing as he wills to do in and individual act. Do you deny original sin?

If you do I think that places you well outside professing Christianity and you have far more serious spiritual and doctrinal issues that election. You deny the word of god and the reason the cross was ordained.

BCBSR Reponse


You ask "Do you deny original sin?" I thought my email made it clear my position on original sin. But here is a quote from the email I sent you which maybe you overlooked

"The Biblical concept of original sin is that as a result of Adam's sin, people are born with a sinful nature. That is different than the Calvinistic concept of original sin - derived from Augustine - whereby the guilt of Adam's sin in imputed to people who hadn't committed that sin. And yet the Bible says, "Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sin." Deut 24:16"

More specifically I would say that through the temptation of Satan man transgressed the command of God, and fell from his original innocence whereby his posterity inherit a nature and an environment inclined toward sin. But I reject the concept that Original Sin is some sort of inherited guilt. People are not presumed to bear personal responsibility for the acts of Adam.

So does that make me a heretic "well outside professing Christianity" as you say? Let me know.


The Berean Christian Bible Study Resources Jul 29,2015