Original Sin

Arminius – Nine Theological Questions

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THE NINE QUESTIONS: NINE OPPOSITE QUESTIONS 1. Which is first, Election, or Faith Truly Foreseen, so that God elected his people according to faith foreseen? 1. Is the decree “for bestowing Faith on any one,”…

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Remonstrance Episode #12: Wesley On Depravity

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If you cannot see the player above click this link to listen: Remonstrance Episode #12 In this episode we will look at John Wesley’s understanding of Total Depravity. On this issue Wesley was even clearer…

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Bullets and Determinism

, posted by mackenzie

A Calvinist, attempting to explain an origin for sin that leaves God blameless, linked me John Piper’s “Where Did Satan’s First Desire For Evil Come From?“…a promising title, to be sure, since that’s a question Arminians…

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Does Ezekiel 36:26 Support Calvinism?

, posted by Evan Minton

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” – Ezekiel 36:26 Calvinists interpret…

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Arminian Teaching Regarding Original Sin

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by Roger E. Olson One of the purposes of my blog is to clarify Arminian theology and distinguish classical Arminianism from the all-too-common misrepresentations of it by some Calvinists, Lutherans and (ironically!) self-styled Arminians. One…

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“Thoughts on Original Sin” by Robert Hamilton

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Thoughts on Original Sin

Bob Hamilton, Copyright 2000


The traditional view of “original sin” includes two related ideas:

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J.C. Thibodaux, “Response to Desiring God on Original Sin”

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The following is an analysis and response to the article, What is the biblical evidence for the imputation of Adam’s Sin?, by Desiring God Ministries, retrieved from,


I’ve recently been debating the issue of original sin. I do hold very firmly that it is by Adam’s sin that sin entered into the world and has tainted the nature of his descendants, but am much against the idea that all men are guilty of Adam’s sin. I recently debated the subject on Reformed Mafia, and now take on an article written by the staff of John Piper’s ‘Desiring God’ ministries. We go over their primary pieces of evidence with rebuttal. Piper opens his case for the Calvinist view of original sin with:

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