Tag: original sin

Responding to Objections to Original Sin

All people are morally flawed. Daily living confirms that brokenness sits at the center of each human being. The Bible’s anthropology (study of humanity as it relates to God) explains the moral breakdown by revealing that all human beings are captive to the debilitating force of original sin. The Handbook of Basic Bible Texts defines “original sin” as “the sinfulness, guilt, and susceptibility to death inherited by all human…

Does Original Sin Explain the Human Condition?

Skeptics of the Christian faith often say that the Bible is filled with contradictions and errors. Therefore, it cannot be trusted as a source of truth. How can a Christian respond? Here’s one way. What is the best attested biblical truth? It’s confirmed every single day in every person’s life. In his famous book Orthodoxy, Catholic writer G. K. Chesterton said: “Certain…

Quote of the Week: C. John Collins

Through most of the church’s history Christians, like the Jews from whom they sprang, have believed that the Biblical Adam and Eve were actual persons, from whom all other human beings are descended, and whose disobedience to God brought sin into human experience. — C. John Collins, Did Adam and Eve Really Exist? (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2011), 11.