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Comparing Christian Denominations - Beliefs (Part 2)


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Original Sin
  • Anglican/Episcopal - "Original sin standeth not in the following of Adam ... but it is the fault and corruption of the Nature of every man." 39 Articles Anglican Communion

  • Assembly of God - "Man was created good and upright; for God said, "Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness." However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God." AG.org

  • Baptist - "In the beginning man was innocent of sin ... By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. Through the temptation of Satan man transgressed the command of God, and inherited a nature and an environment inclined toward sin." SBC

  • Lutheran - "Sin came into the world by the fall of the first man ... By this Fall not only he himself, but also his natural offspring have lost the original knowledge, righteousness, and holiness, and thus all men are sinners already by birth..." LCMS

  • Methodist - "Original sin standeth not in the following of Adam (as the Pelagians do vainly talk), but it is the corruption of the nature of every man." UMC

  • Presbyterian - "Presbyterians believe the Bible when it says that "all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23)" PCUSA

  • Roman Catholic - "... Adam and Eve committed a personal sin, but this sin affected the human nature that they would then transmit in a fallen state. It is a sin which will be transmitted by propagation to all mankind, that is, by the transmission of a human nature deprived of original holiness and justice." Catechism - 404

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