Category: Original Sin

The meaning of Original Sin

When it comes to Adam and his wrongdoings there are three main views of God’s position: God planned and indeed decreed that Adam should sin. God knew Adam would sin before he created him, but created him anyway. God’s hopes for humanity were dashed in a single, if allegorical act. I’m firmly in Camp 3,…


Sin and Redemption

This is just a very brief article¬†to answer a question I see often on Calvinist boards: If Man isn’t born sinful then why is he in need of redemption?   First of all, we have to understand that Calvinists, Wesleyans… pretty much everyone in the main theological camps believes that Man somehow suffers from the…


Baptism

Baptism divides the Christian Church, and a good online friend of mine, Tom Torbeyns, has been quizzing me about the ¬†Anglican understanding. So here goes: The first thing to acknowledge is that the Anglican Church is both catholic and reformed in nature, which actually provides two views of what baptism means. I’ll concentrate on infant…


Original Sin

The question of Original Sin has dogged thinking Christians for the last 600 years, from what seemed a straightforward, if misunderstood, Catholic doctrine of the corruption of Mankind, to the view that Original Sin is a construct designed to enable the Church to exert power and control over the masses by holding Mankind to ransom…