The Inherited Sin and Committed Sin

The Inherited Sin in the bible is defined as the sin we inherited from Adam and Eve. This type of sin can be called Adamic Sin or Original Sin. This sin is passed through our father following a father line model. This is the reason why Jesus Christ did not inherit the original sin as he has no biological human father.

“And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin.” ‭‭I John‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

On the other hand, Committed sin is a sin done wilfully. The Bible defined it like this;

“Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.”‭‭I John‬ ‭3:4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Jesus Christ also did not commit sin.

“Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth”;‭‭I Peter‬ ‭2:22‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

It follows that Jesus Christ has no sin, both;

  1. Inherited Sin and
  2. Committed Sin

Yet, He died paying for a sin he did not inherit nor commit. A blameless lamb indeed.

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭6:23‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Now, it is said the law was now written in our heart and mind;

“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,”‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:16‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

But, what does it mean? Since sin is lawlessness, how can someone commit sin if its now written into our hearts and mind?

It’s like this, whatever rules or law you plant in your mind and heart if you go against it, you would naturally feel guilty and in that sense, you feel like committing a sin because you go against the law you placed within you.

Say, you put rules within yourself that you are not allowed to cut your hair, this is one of the laws written within you. Ones you go against it, you would feel like committing a sin not against other person but against yourself since it’s not a law of God, after all, it is you who put that law inside you. It’s like you just cook yourself with your own oil.

That is the danger if you let any man write rules or set of law within you or plant beliefs within you that God actually did not say or God said it differently because, you would think in your heart that you are going against God’s law when it is actually another man’s or, your own made up law placed to yourself.

One example of this is tithing. How God implement it is actually different from the man who supposedly preaches the word. What is being planted is not really what had God said rather, what the man believes God had said. So, those who were planted with the preacher belief would think that they are going against God’s law when actually, they are just going against man’s law which they accepted to place in their heart and mind.

But, what if I don’t place any law in my heart and mind, would I still commit sin since I have nothing to obey? Well, sin is lawlessness and lawlessness is the absence of law. On the contrary, you sin if you follow no law because sin is the absence or disregard of the law. You have to have some kind of law written within you to obey for not to commit any sin. The only problem is whether you will or, is obeying or, will obey another man’s law or God’s law. There is a thin line between the two and if we are not meticulous enough in reading what the Bible really says, you might be obeying another man’s belief thinking that it is of God.

Going back to subject in hand, we know that;

“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭3:23‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

All humans have original sin but, not all have committed sin i.e newborn babies, child. Only Jesus Christ is without original and committed sin.

Now the question is, are newborn babies regardless of religious affiliation will automatically go to heaven should the baby die?

The answer is Yes. Whether a Hindu baby, Muslim baby or whoever they are, they are automatically in God’s hand should a baby dies.

The reason is, we know that the payment of inherited sin or original sin is literal death. See Wages of Sin. Obviously, no man is exempted of this unless willed by God. Since we all have the inherited sin including the babies and even those in the womb, if the baby dies, the baby automatically paid the original sin with death and so, the original sin canceled out. And, since the baby has not committed will-fully any sin, the baby goes to heaven. This applies not only to babies but to all human, once a human experiences death, that man would pay off the original sin, therefore, the original sin is canceled out. The next factor that will be looked upon would be the committed sin. As the verse says;

“The one who sins is the one who will die. The child will not share the guilt of the parent, nor will the parent share the guilt of the child. The righteousness of the righteous will be credited to them, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against them.” Ezekiel 18:20 NIV

The verse above is referring to committed sin, righteousness is due to the righteous and wickedness is due to the wicked.

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2 Responses to The Inherited Sin and Committed Sin

  1. Pingback: Do Christ have a human or Adamic spirit? | Bible Exposition

  2. sammey tjones says:


    Do children of Christian parents inherit their parents righteousness? Are they deemed righteous when they reach the age of accountability? Are they born again Christians at birth? Do they inherit the righteousness of their parents and are they automatically added to the body of Christ? Do they inherit the forgiveness of all the sins the may commit? The answers are: no, no, no, no, and no. Those are absurd questions.

    Babies are born righteous, however, they do not inherit righteousness.

    Do children of Christian parents inherit Adam’s sin? Do they inherit a sinful nature? Of course not, that would be absurd, illogical, and Scripturally incorrect. How can babies inherit sin from parents who have had their sins washed away by the shed blood of Jesus Christ? How can babies inherit a sinful nature from Christian parents who have been forgiven by God and have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit?

    Not only do babies from Christians not inherit Adam’s sin, neither do babies from unbelievers inherit Adam’s sin.

    Ecclesiastes 7:29 And I found that though God has made men upright, each has turned away to follow his own downward road. (The Living Bible-Paraphrased)

    Ezekiel 18:20 “The soul that sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteous of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.(NKJV)

    Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned—(NKJV)

    Death spread to all men because all have sinned.

    Genesis 3:1-24…….22 The the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever” 23 therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken 24 So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east gate of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.(NKJV)

    All men inherit the consequences of Adam’s sin, that is all men are denied access to the tree of life. All men will die physically as the result of Adam’s sin.

    All men suffer the consequences of Adam’s sin, but not his guilt.

    No person has nor will they inherits the guilt of Adam’s sin.

    Men do not inherit sin from Adam. No man has inherited guilt from parents, nor from anyone else.

    Men fall short of God’s glory because all men have sinned, not because Adam sinned. (Romans 3:23)



    Was Jesus born with a sinful nature? Was Jesus born as a sinner because He inherited Adam’s sin? Of course not, because men are not born with sin inherited from Adam nor are they born with a sinful nature.

    2 Corinthians 5:19-21….21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteous of God in Him.(NKJV)

    Hebrews 4:15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weakness, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.(NKJV)

    If those who preach that all men are born with a sinful nature and that all men inherit the guilt of Adam’s making them sinners at birth, are correct, then Jesus would have been a sinner at birth and born with a sinful nature. Nothing could more void of the truth than John Calvin’s doctrine.

    Was John the baptist a sinner at birth because he inherited the sin of Adam? Was John born with a sinful nature?

    Luke 1:13-15 ……15 “For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb.(NKJV)

    God filled John the baptist with the Holy Spirit in his mother’s womb. If John was a sinner at birth because he inherited Adam’s sin how could John be filled with the Holy Spirit? If John the baptist was born with a sinful nature at birth how did he become great in the eyes of the Lord?

    God did not create David with a sinful nature. David did not inherited Adam’s sin nor the sins of his parents.

    Psalm 139:13-14 For You formed my inward parts; You have covered me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will praise You, for I am wonderfully made, Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. (NKJV)


    Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil.(NKJV)


    Acts 10:1-2 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment, 2 a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, who gave alms generously to the people, and prayed to God.(NKJV)


    Genesis 6:9 This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God. (NKJV)


    Genesis 6:22-24 22…Enoch walked with God three hundred years…….24 And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.(NKJV)


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