Original sin can be defined as “that sin and its guilt that we all possess in God’s eyes as a direct result of Adam’s sin in the Garden of Eden.” The doctrine of original sin focuses particularly on its effects on our nature and our standing before God, even before we are old enough to commit conscious sin.
No one is conceived in sin
Let us examine the Scriptures to see if it really supports original sin in any form or shape.
(Ps 51:5) Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.
This passage was told by David about his mother – not your mother. To be more specific, he is speaking about the relationship between Judah and his daughter-in-law, Tamar as in Gen 38:13-30 and he is the 10th generation. According to the law, no one up to 10th generation of such a relationship cannot enter the assembly.
(Deut 23:2) ” One of illegitimate birth shall not enter the assembly of the LORD; even to the tenth generation none of his [descendants] shall enter the assembly of the LORD.
No one is estranged from the womb
(Ps 58:3) The wicked are estranged from the womb; They go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
Once we find a baby that starts speaking as it is born, then we will come back to this verse.
We are born into curse not sin
Let us have a clear understanding of the fallen nature of man. It is not because we are born into sin, but we inherit the curse of death from Adam.
(Rom 5:16) And the gift [is] not like [that which came] through the one who sinned. For the judgment [which came] from one [offense resulted] in condemnation, but the free gift [which came] from many offenses [resulted] in justification.
(Rom 5:12) Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned.
Sin didn’t automatically enter into the world. It entered because of us having the knowledge of evil and sinning according to our own desires.
Desire conceives Sin
(Jas 1:15) Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
It is only when desire is conceived, it gives birth to sin and when sin is fully grown, it bring forth death. Jesus Himself said this about little children.
(Matt 18:3) and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
Therefore, babies are born sinless for they don’t have evil desires like you. Don’t blame original sin for your evil desires to justify your sins. Repent now!