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Debate: Inherited Sin (Second Affirmative)

Proposition: The Scriptures teach that, as a result of Adam’s fall, all men are born sinners.

  • Affirm: R.L. Vaughn
  • Deny: Steven Deaton

Second Affirmative

Answers to Mr. Deaton’s Questions

  1. The serpent deceived Eve, but Adam willfully disobeyed (Gen. 3:1-6; 1 Tim. 2:14).
  2. No. His body was created in the womb of Mary by the Holy Ghost. He existed BEFORE He was born.
  3. Both physical and spiritual death. By what death did Jesus redeem us? Physical or spiritual?
  4. They are born sinners before they sin. However, being born sinners, they immediately begin to transgress God’s law. They lie “AS SOON AS they are born” (Psalm 58:3).
  5. All are saved from Adamic sin; this is not universal salvation because all who do not believe on the Son of God are condemned. Continue reading » Debate: Inherited Sin (Second Affirmative)

Debate: Inherited Sin (First Affirmative)

Proposition: The Scriptures teach that, as a result of Adam’s fall, all men are born sinners.

  • Affirm: R.L. Vaughn
  • Deny: Steven Deaton

First Affirmative

ARE YOU BORN IN SIN? Or are you born without sin? Mr. Steven Deaton and I invite you to consider the following proposition:

The Scriptures teach that, as a result of Adam’s fall, all men are born sinners.

DEFINITION OF THE PROPOSITION

  • The Scriptures – 66 books inspired by God, often called the Holy Bible [quotations are from the King James Version].
  • Teach – cause to know
  • Result – something that arises as a consequence of
  • Adam’s fall – Adam’s disobedience to God’s command (Genesis 2:16,17) and his subsequent separation from God (Gen. 3).
  • All men – the whole number of the human race.
  • Born – having certain characteristics from birth.
  • Sinner – one that sins. Continue reading » Debate: Inherited Sin (First Affirmative)