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2018 Session 27: Original Sin (3)

Today’s session concludes our three part series on original sin. We are born into sin, an idea that didn’t begin with Christianity or pronouncements from St. Paul. Stretching from ancient times to the writings in the New Testament, the understanding that we came into this world with a proclivity to rebel against God is a trans-epochal observation. Today, we continue with a special focus on the intertestamental period, this week, on Faithbuilders.

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Loaves & Fishes ministry for August 19, 2018: Bade, Craig, Shell

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2018 Session 26: Original Sin (2)

Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. Quite simply, that’s our job. But can we satisfy the terms of Christ’s commission  by simply inviting someone … to church? This question figures quite prominently in part 2 of our discussion of Original Sin. This time, on Faithbuilders.

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Loaves & Fishes ministry for August 12, 2018: Nicholson, Parks

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2018 Session 25: Original Sin (1)

Are we sinners at birth? Or is rebellion against God the result of our poor choices in life? The idea of original sin is an uncomfortable concept for most of us, partly because it seems a bit unfair. Why should we be penalized for someone else’s original mistake? That’s where we’re going today … on Faithbuilders. Part one. Original sin.

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2012 Session 27: Watch the Backdoor

In this session we’re encouraged to spiritual vigilance, as the Enemy of our souls seeks entry into our lives. Early in the discussion, we’re confronted with the widespread notion that “original sin” was a concept, concocted and advanced by Paul. Is there evidence to contradict this premise?

Today’s session includes references to:

Old Testament

Psalm 51; Psalm 14:1-13; Psalm 53:1-5; Job 4:7; Job 14:14; Job 31:33; Isaiah 43:27; Isaiah 53:6; Isaiah 64:6; Jeremiah 17:9; Hosea 6

Extra-Biblical Sources

Sumerian Wisdom text (3000 BC?), Line 102, II:140; 1 Enoch 10:8; Ben Sira 25:28; Wisdom of Solomon 12:10; 1Q Hodayot 5:20-23 (Cave 1 Qumran, Thanksgiving Hymns-Dead Sea Scrolls — IQH 5:20-23) 1QH 7:16-17; 1QH 8:19; 1QH 9:21-23; 1QH 12:29-31; 1QH12:34; 1QH 13:5; 1QH15:3; 1QH15:17-18; 1QH15:27; IQ Sereq 4:24,-25 (Cave 2 Qumran, Rules Text — IQS 4:24,25 )

Our next session will explore traditions in rabbinic literature regarding original sin.

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