Adopted said:
I have a question that's troubling me.

Was Original Sin just imputed to Adam and his children after the fall, or was it imputed and infused, therefore creating a "sinful nature" in men?

What exactly happened or changed in Adam, or was it a change not in Adam, but a change in Adam in his relationship to God and God's guiding and protecting Spirit?

The theological implications in this questions are immense.

Sorry, I forgot to add this. I realize that there is another thread going on on this subject, but I wanted this thread confined to my single question.


Romans 3:22-24


I believe that when Adam fell and became responsible to God for his action his whole nature turned immediately around and he became totally depraved, a lover of iniquity and a hater of God.

Although Adam could not sin very much yet, adultery, steal, get drunk he was still totally depraved.

Original sin in his descendents I believe is imputed and yet man develops in time more and more ways to sin yet all men are equally totally depraved by nature.

Romans 4:8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

The word infusion seems to imply something gradual.

OK so I'm not a theologian.
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