The Sin Of The Original Sin

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When I think of the Original Sin, I think of the world’s first sin—the patriarchy and matriarchy sin. Today, the world consists of sinners begging the Lord for forgiveness—thanks to Adam and Eve. How different would the world be if Adam and Eve did not bit the forbidden fruit? Would such sin still exist today? “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9 King James Version). It is important to keep in mind that no human being is perfect, only God is perfect. In this essay, readers will get the opportunity to learn about the Original Sin and Yetzer Harah and how these two theories cannot be reconciled.

What is the Original Sin?
According to Harent (1911), the “original sin may be taken to mean: (1) the sin that Adam committed; (2) a consequence of this first sin, the hereditary stain with which we are born on account of our origin or descent from Adam” (p.1). In life, temptation can cause one to make irrational choices. For instance, in the Book of Genesis, we learn that one day Satan decides to visit Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Satan tempted Eve by telling her that she would become a wiser woman if she eats the fruit from the tree of good and evil. Eve is unable to resist the “temptation” and decides to eat the fruit. Nonetheless, Eve then tempts Adam by telling him that she ate the fruit from the tree of good and evil. Adam then goes on to eat the fruit as well. At this point, it is

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