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The doctrine of original sin—the notion that one is born into this world hereditarily totally depraved—is widely believed in the religious world. This, of course, explains the practice of infant baptism as advocated by numerous sects.
Likely, the passage that is commonly appealed to in an attempt to justify the concept of original sin is Psalm Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity; And in sin did my mother conceive me.
Does this verse provide a basis for the doctrine of original sin? Assuredly, it does not.
But let us carefully study the matter. Preliminary Principles First of all, it needs to be initially recognized that this passage is Hebrew poetry. And Hebrew poetry abounds with bold and imaginative figures of speech; it is frequently characterized by a freedom which departs from customary forms of expression.
It is, therefore, a mistake of great magnitude to extract statements from poetical literature and thus employ them as a foundation for doctrinal schemes. This is precisely the error of the materialists Watchtower Witnesses, Armstrongites, etc.
Secondly, one of the primary rules of Biblical interpretation suggests: There are numerous Bible verses, in plain, literal language, that affirm the innocency of infants, and Psalm Surely the Lord was not suggesting that we emulate little, totally corrupt sinners! Hence, at birth it must be as pure as the source from whence it comes.
Clearly, babies are not born in sin. The sinfulness is therefore attributed to the parent and not the child.
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Whatever may be the meaning of this passage, it can not be the imputation of sin to the child. This is probably a rather remote possibility. We all are conceived in and brought forth into a sinful world. But we do not actually sin until we arrive at a stage of spiritual responsibility.
Perhaps David also, by the use of dramatic language, alludes to the fact that sin had characterized his whole life, relatively speaking.
In fact, the Hebrew parallelism of this verse Job A Concluding Problem Those who employ Psalm The Beat Generation. In American in the s, a new cultural and literary movement staked its claim on the nation’s consciousness.
The Beat Generation was never a large movement in terms of sheer numbers, but in influence and cultural status they were more visible than any other competing aesthetic. The Cost of Shyness Shyness is an overgeneralized response to fear; and it's easy to beat once you understand this.
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