This article will deal with the Christian belief that every human being since the God-created Adam is under the curse of Adam commonly known as "Original Sin" and in need of redemption. The only notable exception, of course, was the person of Jesus. Catholics would have us believe that Mary, mother of Jesus, was also an exception. Adam sinned by eating some sort of fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Because of that hideous act, all of mankind became condemned to a place called Hell. Now why in all fairness should there be such a policy? Why should you or I suffer for the sin of that man Adam or any man! For those who may not know about this Christian policy, the curse of Adam deals with God's rejection of humans because God decided that all humans are a depraved and evil lot because of this one transgression by Adam. Let's not forget that we're talking about the perfect God who created an imperfect being named Adam; a God who has advance knowledge of every deed or event that will ever happen; and a God who loves us all with perfect love. The crux of the matter is we as a human race are deemed depraved and evil before we are even born and only by grace did God send his only son, Jesus, to pay our penalty for that sin so that those who believe this story will now go to Heaven. That's the whole doctrine in a nutshell. And to top that off, a talking snake convinced Eve, Adam's wife, to commit this dastardly deed! God told Adam that he would "surely die" when he ate of the forbidden tree (Gen. 2:17); however, in a previous verse (Gen. 1:29) the man was free to eat of EVERY plant and tree. Adam lived 930 years after the eating which means that God told the first recorded lie since Adam didn't die after eating of the forbidden tree. What are we to believe? If Adam didn't die, then Gen. 1:29 must be correct and Adam could eat of any tree. Some interpolator must have added Gen. 2:17 to further his own personal agenda. This is very confusing. This is the Holy Bible. And this is why everyone should realize what is in this flawed book. There are several thousands of contradictions such as this.
In an attempt to assuage
the spiritually untrained masses concerning this dilemma, the highly
esteemed Christian apologist Gleason Archer, Professor Emeritus of
Old Testament and Semitic languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity
School and author of the Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties is
on record as stating that God meant "spiritual" death in
Gen. 2:17 and that Adam and the rest of humanity would "lose
their life of blessed communion with God." The trouble
with Bible Apologists is they are always telling us what God MEANT to
say, or "that is what it says, but what God meant was…"
If God is indeed perfect, isn't he capable of inspiring man to
write precisely what he means? Do you think in eternity past
God knew a man named Archer would come to his defense and explain his
meaning? How absurd! In any event, Archer is proven wrong
according to the very Bible he attempts to defend. Supposedly
Jesus is the cure for this curse. His birth, death and
resurrection removed the curse of Adam for those who believe.
However during the approximately 4000 years between Adam and Jesus,
God did not sever communications with men. As a matter of fact
he spoke often with men. God spoke to Cain on several occasions
after Cain slew his own brother. Many men saw and spoke to God
(Gen. 32:30; Ex. 33:11; Job 42:5; Num. 14:14; Isaiah 6:1; Ps. 63:1;
Amos 7:7-8 to mention just a few). Abram, Lot and Noah were
considered "perfect" men according to Scripture.
King David, a great sinner by all accounts, was considered by God to
be a perfect man save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite (1Ki.
15:5). All of this communication and face to face contact prove
the fallacy of the Christian doctrine of Original Sin. What
need is there for Jesus if God continued his interaction with the
human race prior to Jesus' appearance? Indeed, Elijah,
Enoch and probably Moses went directly to heaven. Moses and
Elijah a thousand or more years after their deaths actually appeared
to Jesus and several of his apostles during the
How did these men overcome Original Sin if God is not a "respecter
of persons?" Christians freely admit that without the
concept of Original Sin, there would be no need for redemption, thus
no need for a savior, thus no need for Jesus. "Reformed"
ex-father Peter Martyr said that "Were this Article of faith
(Original Sin) be taken away, there would be no Original Sin; the
promise of Christ would become void, and all the vital force of our
religion would be destroyed." The fact that people went
directly to Heaven even before knowing about a Jesus, prove
Christianity is based upon a faulty doctrine and indeed should be