The original sin in the bible what do you think it was?

United States
June 1, 2008 11:44am CST
I have contemplated this many times, was it just the fact that they disobeyed God or was it that they doubted? Hear me out before you start reaching for those stones to cast at me. I see it as this: they were told not to do something but because of doubt they gave into temptation. Or unbelief caused their fall, just as because of belief Abraham was coutned as righteous. SO is it because of doubt that man kind fell into sickness disease and sin? Alot of doctors agree that the biggest thing to overcoming a fatal disease isnt the healthcare itself so much as positive mental attitude. So is the most important thing in your spiritual walk belief? Quantum physics teaches that thought changes reality so than would a strong belief create what we seek? What are your thoughts?
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@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
2 Aug 08
I don't believe in the concept of original sin because the concept states that man is inherintly(sp) evil. I believe that man is mostly good. In the story of Adam and Eve, I believe that God was the one at fault. No lightening is not going to strike me. God knows that he is not perfect. In the time of Adam and Eve, got was a new parent and Adam and Eve were but infants. Why did he put that one tree in the garden and tell them not to eat from it. "Because I said so." Translation, he wanted to see if they would. When they went against him, he got mad and grounded them for life. My personal belief is that we are all Human and so is our creator. He created us in His image, warts and all. We are adults now, and we must make our own way. Faith is great, but it can only take us so far. We have to do for ourselves. Original sin??? NO. We were not born to be bad.
@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
3 Aug 08
Take it down a notch. God is a parent to billions, I am a parent to 5. So I look at my five kids and I see good choices and bad choices. I look at what they have done, what I want them to do, and where they are going in the future. I see some that need guidance and some that have it under control. I watch them falter and I hope that they will be OK. But I don't want to intercede in their lives, so I wait for them to ask my advice. But when they were little, I did expect them to listen to everything I said. When I realized that this wasn't going to happen, I figured out a way to handle each of them, for each kid is different. I made my mistakes as a parent. So did God. We are all created good. Sometimes good people do bad things. Original sin?? I just can't get behind it.
• Philippines
2 Jun 08
The original sin: is the Serpant lying to the Eve. That was the first ever recorded sin in the Bible. And it is also the catalyst for the fall of man, for doubting God and eventually eating the Fruit.
• United States
2 Jun 08
Thank you for the reply. I think when most people refer to original sin they are talking of mans sin not the fallen angels. They had sinned in heaven before earth so dont know if that counts.
@efc872 (1078)
• Jamaica
8 Aug 08
davidbee_m,If Adam and Eve were Chinese, Adam and Eve would have eaten the snake instead of the fruit.
@systems (460)
• India
4 Jun 08
Original sin in bible? what is it? I know about the english movie "Original Sin".. i really didnt knew that it is from the bible..
@flowerchilde (12547)
• United States
3 Jun 08
I do believe that! Belief and quantum physics, to a certain degree (a large one) that is. As to original sin... I think of it in this way, that when thinking ability was endowed.. a whole new world (or tree) of possibilities 'came to be'. This being because God is (surely?) Life itself.. the great spirit, spark and breath of life.. and he's also (of course) Perfection.. Yet once someone chooses something other than what God/Perfection chooses, they become imperfect and begin a journey away from life.. But what is the only other option? Never create rational creatures? - I do think there is tremendous creative ability in our thoughts and words.. In quantum physics they found that someone watching pre-materialized matter, or in the state before it becomes a particle or a wave.. someone watching.. totally changes the ratio of how much become particles and how much become waves..
• United States
8 Jun 08
Nice reply thanks for the take on quantum physics.
@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
2 Jun 08
The original sin in the Bible which was committed by Adam and Eve was done because of disobedience and the disobedience was brought about by a lot of other factors. Eve first of all was in the wrong place. Why should she stay beside the forbidden tree, could it be that she by herself really desire to pick one and that gave Satan the clue to allure her. Eve knew what the Lord commanded but still she gave in to the lure of Satan because she desires more knowledge and this is the sin of discontentment and pride. Adam on the other hand gave in to the invitation of Eve to eat the forbidden fruit as well because he himself has this sin of pride and discontentment, otherwise, he could have had rebuked his wife and told him to repent instead of joining in the sin wagon. Another factor is their lack of reverence to God... if they fully rever God they will fear even the very thought of disobeying him. Hence, they fully deserve the punishment.
• United States
2 Jun 08
Thanks for the reply. You bring up some very interesting points. Especially the point of why was she near it to begin with, guess they didnt know about "lead me not into temptation" at that point.
@benx22 (87)
• Philippines
2 Jun 08
I have also contemplated about this matter for a long time. i am brought up by my deeply religious parents. they taught me lots of things about God and religion. But now that i am grown up, i've come to think the logic of what the religion teaches. Adam and eve, our so-called first parents committed sin. was it doubt or disobedience? i can't quite think which of which they did commit. come to think of it, God is the Omnipotent, the all-knowing God. He knows everything --- past, present and future. If so, would have God known already that this would happen? Let's say He did. And this is where freewill comes in. God gave mankind the freedom to choose. And as the facts said, mankind chose to commit the original sin. Therefore, we have sins, diseases and everything that we have to suffer as the price to pay. But isn't this history of mankind filled with questions? i mean i really really have lpts of questions about this matter. but i choose not to dwell on it anymore.
• United States
2 Jun 08
Thanks for the reply. I guess listening to the new testament on ipod has me wondering about faith and belief. The story of the israelites who werent allowed to enter the promise land because of unbelief.
• United States
1 Jun 08
the sin is direct dissobedience to God!
• United States
1 Jun 08
Thank you for the reply revdauphine.
@kerriannc (4280)
• Jamaica
1 Jun 08
It is that Eve doubt God. The Devil has see the wonders of God and decided to use Eve. She did not know that the devil was in heaven so he use this knowledge on her. I sometimes wonder why didn't he tempt Adam. Is it because he know that Adam was more stronger than Eve. Are did the devil know the woman wiles is more stronger than a man one. Well to me it is a big doubt. That is why I think one should look into a situation before making one persuade you.
• United States
1 Jun 08
Thanks for the reply. I am sure you will find alot of debate on why Eve and not Adam let alone the doubting or was it a sin.
@SusanLee (1920)
• United States
1 Jun 08
If I remember correctly, Eve was deceived, so I take it she doubted what God said and out of that disobeyed. I guess maybe disobedience may be borne out of doubt, not believing in what God said? It starts with doubt and leads to disobedience?
• United States
1 Jun 08
Thanks for the reply, thats the view I have also that it was doubt that started the sin. kind of like laying the axe to the root of sin, it starts in thought and builds in action unless we control our thoughts.
@angemac23 (2005)
• Canada
1 Jun 08
I ahve a understanding of the whole original sin thing and maybe it is distorted and wrong because the people who taught me in Sunday school when I was a kid were morons...I remember something about adam or eve eating an apple and they told us that was a sin....come on now it's an apple...how is eating an apple a sin???? Like I said the poeple who taught me were morons.....no wonder I have such a negative and distorted warped view of religion!
• United States
1 Jun 08
thats why I brought this discussion up was it because they doubted or was it because it was actually wrong to do it. Was the wrong in doubting or unbelief more than the act.