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Apr 17, 2011

18 Does everyone really share Adam’s sin

It’s Mr. Paul vs Mr. Ezekiel

In the New Testament, the apostle Paul says: 
That everybody is a sinner since they share Adam’s sin (Adam ate the forbidden fruit)

But wait! 

In the Old Testament, God says:
That the son doesn’t share the guilt of the father!

In the New Testament letter Romans, Paul blames Adam for eating the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. And thereby Adam made sinners of everyone else

Romans 5:19 Through the disobedience of the one man [Adam] the many were made sinners.

But centuries before Paul, God declares that the children don’t share the guilt of the fathers

Ezekiel 18:20 The son will not share the guilt of the father, nor will the father share the guilt of the son. 

Deuteronomy 24:16 Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sin.

Recap: Paul (mid first century AD) says everybody shares the sin of Adam, the first man. But the Old Testament has already said that the descendants don't share the guilt of the fathers. Thus Paul vs Ezekiel.

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