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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Why are we punished for Adam's sin?

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Q: Why are we punished for Adam's sin?

A: When Adam sinned, his punishment was death (Genesis 2:17). Because of Adam's sin, death came upon all men. Some have said that it is harsh for God to punish all of Adam's descendants for something Adam did. But is it?
The answer is simple—we are without excuse since we sin too (Romans 3:23; 5:12), and we all deserve death before a perfect Holy God. To assume Adam's descendants are innocent is a false assumption. Due to the sin nature received from Adam, death is coming for all since all have sinned (Romans 3:23).
Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned.
It is illogical to think that two imperfect people could produce perfect offspring. Since Adam and Eve had both sinned and been cursed then it would be impossible for their children to be perfectly free from sin. So the real question is: why would God permit sin nature to pass along to Adam's descendants?

Continue reading about why we all stand condemned before a holy God, and the wonderful good news that gives us hope in a fallen world.

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