there a original sin ?
The key to Christian and especially
Missionary Christian doctrine is the concept of Original Sin,
namely that all mankind is condemned to death and eternal
torture in Hell because of the sin of the original two people
who disobeyed God and ate of the fruit of knowledge of good and
The teaching goes that God cursed them and
all future generations and their act introduced death into the
And there is nothing we can do about this
inherited curse of our own accord. We are condemned from the
moment of our birth and need a savior to rescue us. Left to our
own devices we are literally, "Damned if we do and damned if we
Okay, let's follow the golden rule of
don't quote a single sentence "proof
text", read the whole section. What really happened here?
(Please read Genesis Chapters 2 and 3. Come on, it just takes a
Now off to the first curse, the snake.
Notice verse 15, Chapter 3, "I will put enmity between you and
the woman and between your offspring and hers...." 
Clearly the curse directed at the snake is
eternal, given this reference to future generations. And it is a
curse as verse 14 says,
"Because you did this, more cursed shall
Now look at the sixteenth verse, the
alleged "curse" of the woman. Do you see the word "curse" there
anywhere? No, because it is not there. The woman was punished
for her acts but not cursed.
On to Adam (Chapter 3, verses 17 -20). The
word "cursed" appears in this section, right? Yes, but look at
verse 17, "Cursed be the ground because of you." Not "Cursed be
you." [italics mine] Big difference.
Adam was going to have to farm (work hard)
for a living but absolutely no curse was applied to him
directly. It didn't happen. Period.
So we don't have a curse? Wasn't the
Check again. I've pointed out the
reference to future generations in the curse of the snake. There
is absolutely no reference to future generations in the
punishments of Adam and Eve.
Wasn't this somehow implied?
Well, look at some other sections. When
God meant something to be eternal, He said so. Look at Chapter
17, verse 7 which gives the time span of God's covenant with
Abraham, "I will maintain My covenant between Me and you, and
your offspring to come, throughout the ages, to be your God to
you and to your offspring to come."
So God was perfectly capable of assigning
a time frame, even an eternal time frame, to His actions when He
wanted to. Obviously, a Supreme Being Who made the eternal
nature of His blessing through Abraham so clear would have made
the eternal nature of any curse through Adam equally clear.
But can't we prove the existence of some
sort of eternal curse since Adam and Eve brought death to all
Look at God's pronouncement of Adam's
"death sentence" in verse 17, "For dust you are, and to dust you
So Adam and Eve were created with eternal
life and then cursed with death, right? Surely their action is
the reason we all must die?
Wrong . Adam and Eve were born mortal.
Note verse 17 does not says "Dust you have become" it says "Dust
They never had eternal life in the first
place. Then check out verses 22 through 25. God says (presumably
to the angels) regarding Adam, "What if he should stretch out
his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live
In other words there was an action which
Adam had not yet performed which was required for Adam to
sustain his Body and receive an eternal nature.
And what did God do after this statement?
He drove Adam out of the garden and placed an angel with a
flaming sword to guard the tree of life. In other words, Adam
never had an immortal nature to lose. He was simply placed in a
position where his mortal nature continued.
let me explain it again :
God placed an angel to guard the tree of
life to prevent Adam and Eve from eating from it for the simple
reason that if they had begun to eat from this tree their mortal
natures would not have effected them . No Tree of Life = No
immortality . We never had an immortal nature .
The bottom line is that there never was
any curse of original sin. Therefore never any need for anyone
to die for us to remove such a curse. We are each responsible
for our own actions and our own individual relationship with God.