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6156 fall, of humanity

6156 fall, of humanity

On account of their relation to Adam, all human beings have an inherent bias towards evil due to sin. Individual acts of sin reflect this bias, often referred to as “original sin”.

All human beings, except for Jesus Christ, are sinful

Ro 3:23; Heb 4:15 See also Ge 6:5,11-12; Ps 14:1-3; Ps 51:5; Isa 64:6-7; Jn 8:7; Ro 3:9-20; Ro 5:12-19; Eph 2:1-3

Every part of a person is affected by sin

The heart Jer 17:9 See also Ge 6:5; Ge 8:21; 1Sa 17:28; 2Ch 12:14; Ps 66:18; Jer 5:23; Mt 5:28; Mt 15:8,19

The body Ro 6:6 See also Ro 6:12-13; 1Co 6:13,19-20

Human nature Ro 8:5-8 See also Ro 7:5; 1Co 5:5 fn; Gal 5:19-21; Gal 6:8; Eph 2:3 fn

Believers are warned not to fall from grace

Heb 3:12-14 See also Mt 24:12-13; 1Co 15:2; Gal 5:4; Heb 4:11; Heb 12:15; 2Pe 3:17; Rev 2:4-5

God is able to keep believers from falling

Jude 24 See also Job 33:14-18; Ro 16:25; Eph 6:13; 1Jn 5:18

See also

4027world, fallen
5004human race & sin
5019human nature
5065spirit, fallen & redeemed
6023sin, universality
6166flesh, sinful nature

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