A Prayer
of Jesus
I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.
Edition No. 28            WE ARE HERE TO LISTEN TO            December 1, 2003
  The Voice of Jesus
This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!
Christendom's False Doctrines
No 1. Original Sin
The False Teaching
From Paul we have this:
Therefore as sin came into the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all men sinned
(Rom. 5:12), &  For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, (Rom. 5:19)
From the Catholic Catechism:
the Church has always taught that the overwhelming misery which oppresses men and their inclination towards evil and death cannot be understood apart from their connection with Adam's sin and the fact that he has transmitted to us a sin with which we are all born afflicted, a sin which is the "death of the soul."
From Calvin's Institutes:
All of us, therefore, descending from an impure seed, come into the world tainted with the contagion of sin. Nay, before we behold the light of the sun we are in God's sight defiled and polluted.
From the Southern Baptists:
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. Therefore, as soon as they are capable of moral action, they become transgressors and are under condemnation.

Exposing the Error

The error is rooted in three fallacies: (1) that adam refers to an individual, (2) that Gen. 1 & 2 are words of God and (3) that Romans is the Word of God.  Science reveals the first to be false, and therefore also the second. Jesus makes the third false in saying, I have told you all things before hand. But if we take adam as a generic term for the human race, it is possible to discern Truth in the Hebrew creation myth. This is the testimony even of Genesis: When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them man when they were created.  It is clear, then, that adam need not apply to an individual. The devil is in the details in two ways!  (1) In the identification of the serpent, and (2) in the deception that adam is the name of an individual. It follows that the doctrine of original sin is false, being founded on details falsely attributed to God, namely the bulk of the Genesis creation myth.  God condemned no man to physically die because of his disobedience.  There has been no man who bequeathed the taint of sin to his children. This doctrine, rooted in more false doctrine, can only be false doctrine!   May God have mercy on the millions of perpetrators throughout Christian history.
Declaring the Truth
Jesus did validate a small portion of the creation myth of Genesis: Have you not read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, `For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh' (Gen.1:27)? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder (Mt. 19:3-6). He validated only this and no more. There is no record that he ever mentioned Adam.  After the words above, he immediately invalidated the words of Moses on divorce. But here is what he said that  fully invalidates the heinous doctrine of original sin: Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven (Mt.18:3). See that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you that in heaven their angels always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven (Mt. 18:10). So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish (Mt. 18:14).Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven (Mt. 19:14). This settles it. It's simple! Can you hear him?  In the light of this, do you yet see infants as tainted by OS?  Read more.
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