What is Original Sin (and Its Consequences)

The term original sin originates from the Christian faith and is for them the origin and cause of the existence of sin in the world.

The bible tells that original sin existed on Earth when the first couple created by god, Adam and Eve, disobeyed it by being seduced by the serpent (representation of the devil), eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and impregnating from that moment the existence of sin to the rest of humanity.

Original sin is the first sin that existed and became an acquired state and not a committed act.

Consequences of Original Sin

Some of the consequences that according to the Catholic Church left the original sin:

  • The world lost its original paradisiacal conditions.
  • Adam and Eve’s awareness of the loss of their innocence tainted the natural human tendency toward good with the tendency toward evil and sin.
  • Death or mortality is one of the consequences that God had warned Adam and Eve if they ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil or, also called, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

“…for in the day that you eat of it you will surely die.” Genesis 2:17

forgiveness of original sin

Thanks to the blood of Christ, original sin is forgiven with baptism It grants sanctifying grace for the first time, in other words, it grants birth to spiritual life and renewal of friendship with God.

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