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Original Sin

What can this be? I have heard it declared to be: Sex, Lust, Lying, Choosing against GOD. . . .

I am in favor of the last one as the original sin, committed in the Garden of Eden by Adam and Eve. Yours and Mine are different “Original Sin.”
The “Original Sin” is just that, the first (original) sin. It is not Your sin! It is not Inherited from anyone else!

Exodus 32  Synopsis (Moses had gone up to get the LAW from the ALMIGHTY, and the Children of Israel created an Idol of Gold. When Moses returns he calls for those that follow the LORD to come to him and the remainder are put to the sword. )

{Exodus 32: 31 And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said: ‘Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them a god of gold.  32 Yet now, if Thou wilt forgive their sin–; and if not, blot me, I pray Thee, out of Thy book which Thou hast written.’ 33 And the LORD said unto Moses: ‘Whosoever hath sinned against Me, him will I blot out of My book.}

In this text we learn:

1)                The Children of Israel worshipped an idol, a great sin.

2)                Moses, favored by the ALMIGHTY did not accept Moses’s soul for even one sinner.

3)                In fact we are told only the sinner is punished.

4)                This is the only place I have found that mentions or refers to a Book of Live Souls (verse 33). This is my gleaning from the text –those that have sinned are blotted out of MY book.

So what actually happened with the first sin?

Soul marked as dead. (“Genesis 2:17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.'”JPS1917 ver.)

Eve informs the snake; {Genesis 3:2 And the woman said unto the serpent: ‘Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; 3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said: Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.’ 4 And the serpent said unto the woman: ‘Ye shall not surely die; 5 for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as God, knowing good and evil.’ }

In this we learn that Eve knows what she is forbidden and the consequence for doing it. She goes with It looks good and I will be like GOD.

All of this is true! She LOST her innocence to gain the knowledge of right and wrong. She stopped being Childlike, (innocent) and became responsible “Doing what she knew was wrong” for her sin(choosing against GOD).

Meaning that the snake is correct –you will be like GOD, knowing right from wrong. This doesn’t mean either were without knowledge, only that they had not sinned and had not learned that terrible information.

To this day we seem to be unable to understand this event. The importance on this knowledge begins to tear away the human lies about sin and its mystery. Now we are faced with a terrible consequence, that of knowing that “I am guilty”, without being able to blame anyone else.
It is also a great time to remember that NO ONE ELSE CAN DAMAGE YOUR SOUL AND ONLY GOD CAN CLEANSE IT.

We are not punished for another’s sin, nor is anyone else punished for your sin. Keep in mind that because this true none but GOD can take away sin from another.

We are each accountable for what we do and the results of what we leave in our passing.

As always, I encourage you to read the text for yourself. An online resource with a respectable translation of the Original Hebrew is:

I will continue to work on this, and look forward to any discussion regarding the Bible, Tanakh, Torah( Five Books of Moses) as these are foundational text in my view.
Please remember, our task in the life given us is to choose GOD and keep HIS COMMANDS, this is Righteousness a Plus +, and a Zero 0 is forgiven, with a Minus – Sinner. The only good outcome is a +, nothing less will work.

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