No One Is Born With A Sinful nature or Sinful Flesh

No one is born with a “sinful nature” or “sinful flesh.” Jesus was like Adam in every sense of the word. Jesus was flesh and blood – the second Adam, with the same passions and desires. Adam had every chance to live like Jesus was able to, but Adam chose to sin, Jesus did not. Adam did not come into this world with a sinful nature, nor did Jesus, nor does any baby born into this world.

GOD is the author of our nature and our constitution (Isa. 49:5; Jer. 1:5; Ps. 139:13-14; Ecc. 7:29). Every single baby He forms in the womb is made in His image (Gen. 1:26-27, 9:6). That means all of us are created with a free will and with a conscience. We come into this world capable of good or evil. We form our own moral character by the choices we make, not by some force stuck in our will by the mythical teaching of “sin nature” (Original Sin), which makes our nature sinful by constitution, which makes sin involuntary.

Question from reader:  Sandra I am not trying to be contentious…Just some questions I am pondering in my heart lately. If every single baby is formed in the image of God who is Perfect in every way then why do some babies come into the world handicapped? What you are saying is that everyone of us is perfect in every way when we are born…then why do we need a Savior? Why do babies and little children have a selfish sinful nature?

To answer your first question: We only inherit our physical bodies from our parents, which is subject to death and desease (1 Cor. 15:38-39-49; Heb. 2:14) because of Adam’s sin (no longer have access to the tree of life). Even Jesus inherited this physical body subject to death and desease. He grew older, lost his baby teeth, lost his hair, had cells that reproduced and died.

When it comes to guilt. We do not inherit guilt (2Kings 14:6, Deu 24:16, 2Chr 25:4, Eze 18:2-4, Eze 18:19-20).

2. Sin is a moral issue which is a transgression of the law and conscience, and babies are not able to make moral decisions, they are morally neutral. (2Kings 14:6; Deu. 24:16; 2Chr. 25:4; Eze. 18:2-4; Eze. 18:19-20) Babies are innocent. Their souls do NOT come from their parents, but rather from God in its spiritual condition (Eze.18:4). Children are not guilty of evil, nor worthy of praise until they are able to make their own decisions (Rom.9:11). They have to come to the age of maturity where they know to do right and do wrong – thus sin. (Jas. 4:17) This sin is not by necessity, but rather by choice. (Jas.1:13-15). This is why every human is responsible for the “things done in the body” and is judged “according to what he/she has done, whether it be good or bad.” (2Cor. 5:10)

If babies come into this world handicapped, it is not because of some sin they personally committed or because of the false teaching that they are born in sin. (John 9:2-4)

Why do we need a Savior? Because we have all sinned. However, this topic has led to babies. What sin does a baby commit? Would you be able to give me one instance from the Bible? If a baby dies in infancy, he is automatically saved because there is no sin in that baby by inheritance, nor by any action on his part of committing sin.  The baby is innocent. Because of this doctrine of Original Sin, the Catholic church had to come up with infant baptism, otherwise, the conclusion is that that all babies who die in infancy would end up in hell, since the false teaching goes, they are born in sin.

You ask, “Why do babies and little children have a selfish sinful nature?” You assume first that everyone is born with a sinful nature. The Bible does not teach this. You also say “babies are selfish.” Would a baby crying for his mother be called sin? Would a baby crying because he is hungry be called sin? Would a baby wanting his diaper changed be called sin? Would a baby wanting comfort in his mother’s arms be called sin? The only way a baby can communicate when in discomfort is to cry. Jesus had to do the same to get his mother’s attention.

What about the young children? I have seen young children do righteous acts. I have yet to meet a young child who sins 24/7. I can tell you why a child may do a good deed. That’s because of the nature he is born with (Rom. 2:14-15). However, everyone born of a woman falls into *voluntary* moral depravity because of the combination of influences in that direction (the world, the flesh, and the devil).

More later….

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4 Responses to No One Is Born With A Sinful nature or Sinful Flesh

  1. Samantha Whitney says:

    Amen Sister! Thank you for truth

  2. dividingword says:

    Your comments are full of lies and twisting of Scripture of which you have been taught by man. This is nothing but Augustine’s doctrines, not Scriptures.

    All of this is answered here:

    The doctrine of Original Sin Biblically Refuted:

    http://www.dividingword.net/Original%20Sin/biblically_refuted.html

    Spiritual Death:

    http://www.dividingword.net/Original%20Sin/spiritual_death.html

  3. Dave says:

    I enjoy reading your blog and it has really sparked a lot of serious study …

    One question that comes to mind with the post on Born With Original Sin is from Psalm 51:5, where David says “Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.”

    It seems that David believed that he was born in sin. Wouldn’t this, therefore, apply to all people? And thus, wouldn’t everyone be born with a sin nature since everyone is conceived in sin?

    I’m not sure about about babies that past away too soon before they become ‘aware’ of their own sin nature and their need for a Savior. In such cases, I can’t help but believe that God deals with them in absolute grace and mercy and justice, far beyond our understanding.

    Thanks.

    • dividingword says:

      Hi Dave,

      In Ps. 51:5, David does not say he was born in sin.

      “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.” -Ps. 51:5

      Here we are to believe that from the moment of conception a sinner is being formed. What will be growing in that womb for the next nine months will produce nothing but a dirty rotten sinner. In other words, we are to believe the essence of his substance, in soul and body, will be nothing but saturated with sin that was passed down from Adam.

      First, note that David did not say this is the state of his constitution at, or before birth. The subject of the verse is his conception. David does not state that he was born guilty. Verse one describes the guilt of his mother. (If you are interested, here is an article concerning David’s mother: http://dividingword.net/Original%20Sin/mother_of_david.html)

      This is from a Psalm of David after his sin with Bathsheba. It deals with the sin of an adult, and shows the repentance of an adult (vs. 10-13).

      The verse does not say or imply he was born a sinner or that it was the state of his birth. David makes no mention of Adam or Adam’s sin. David says his mother conceived him in sin. He was born into a sinful world “brought forth in iniquity”. Sin is all around him from birth, just like the rest of us when we are born. The Jewish writers who wrote of this Psalm say the same thing. David is saying that he was born into a sinful environment.

      Consider parallel language in Acts 2:8. People were born in a native language or tongue.

      “And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?”

      Were they born in a language? No. “Did they speak a certain language because they were born in it? No. The people around them spoke it, so they soon learned it. Likewise, David was not guilty of sin from birth, but he was born into a sinful environment and into sinful influences. His mother was guilty of sin and so were all around him; thus, he soon learned to sin like one learns a language.

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