Original Sin: part two
Many literally twist the scripture to say what they want it to say, without ever really comprehending what the Bible actually says.
For instance, Psalm 58. Those who hold to the doctrine of Original Sin claim that verse 3 proves this false, blasphemous doctrine of Original Sin. It’s hard to understand the unwillingness of some to admit these scriptures are what they really are, figurative. The understanding will always be allusive for those who refuse to believe, and obey, the truth.
Pay attention to the figurative language used in this wonderful Chapter in Psalm.
1Do you indeed speak righteousness, O gods?
God does not say that man is literal a god, except in the figurative.
2No, in heart you work unrighteousness; On earth you weigh out the violence of your hands.
man doesn’t literally weigh out violence, as if our hands were a measuring instrument. This is figurative language.
3The wicked are estranged from the womb; These who speak lies go astray from birth.
Figurative of how the wicked are estranged from their natural course. The wicked have abandon the purpose of their creation- the purpose of their birth. This is exactly opposite of Original Sin doctrine.
4They have venom like the venom of a serpent; Like a deaf cobra that stops up its ear,
Again, figurative. God is not saying the wicked have actual snake venom.
5So that it does not hear the voice of charmers, Or a skillful caster of spells.
A cobra does not go on hearing, having no ears to hear, they cannot hear, but perceive through their tongues.
Those who are wicked act like snakes, cobras, that do not hear, but only speak blasphemies. The significance of this verse is that the wicked sinner cannot say they are wicked because of some outside source. As the cobra, their ears are not listening to so called charmers, spell casters, etc, that would cause them to sin. Their sin isn’t due to “original sin. They are accountable for their wickedness. Nothing else is to be blamed. Man is accountable for his own actions.
6O God, shatter their teeth in their mouth; Break out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD.
Figurative again. God does not literally shatter man’s teeth. He does not break out the fangs of the young lions, again another figure of speech.
The rest of the scriptures in this chapter are figurative. Simple as that. Except for verse 11, where there is not figurative speech used.
7Let them flow away like water that runs off; When he aims his arrows, let them be as headless shafts.
8Let them be as a snail which melts away as it goes along, Like the miscarriages of a woman which never see the sun.
9Before your pots can feel the fire of thorns He will sweep them away with a whirlwind, the green and the burning alike.
10The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance; He will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
11And men will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; Surely there is a God who judges on earth!”
Notice again verse, 3The wicked are estranged from the womb;
These who speak lies go astray from birth.
Figurative of how the wicked are estranged from their natural course. The wicked have abandon the purpose of their creation- the purpose of their birth. This is exactly opposite of Original Sin doctrine. Those who choose sin reject God who created them. God forms us in our mothers womb for His own design, His own purpose, and those who choose wickedness estrange themselves from the purposes of God.
It seems those not mature in the Word of God formulated such a doctrine of Original Sin. What is more astonishing is that so many believe it. What is so terrible about this belief is that it is in direct opposition to the Word of God, primarily the Gospel of Jesus the Messiah. This doctrine is a doctrine of devils, and is blasphemy against our Creator. The scriptures used in support of this false doctrine are the very ones that condemn it as false.