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Original Sin and How it Impacts Us

Genesis 1-3 is the key to understanding original sin, because it is the place were human sin began. In order to give an answer to what original sin is or how it impacts people today we must define sin. Erickson defines sin as a failure to let God be God, thus putting something or someone in God’s place of supremacy. 1  I believe that the Bible’s definition is a little clearer. Let us begin by looking at Genesis 1-3: God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” 2 Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. The Lord God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall

The Personhood of the Unborn

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One of my jobs as a Registered Nurse is to teach patients, families and the public about their bodies and how to take care of them. At the very moment of conception within the mother’s womb there is a single cell that contains a DNA helix that is not the DNA of the mother. The genome of the mother and the father combine to form a complete new DNA helix that has never existed before. DNA is the programing to build an organism. In this case, the DNA in the mother’s womb (that is not hers) is the DNA to build a human being. “Such arguments, of course, are based in natural theology; it employs the data of general revelation only.” 1  The question is “What is the biblical position on the personhood of the unborn.” In his book,  Christian Theology,  Erickson gave five passages that have been employed throughout church history to give a biblical position on the personhood of the unborn; two Psalms passages, two New Testament passages and one Law passage: 1.       Psalm