It just sounds so unfair, doesn’t it? It was Adam who sinned. We weren’t even around when he did. Yet we are considered sinners along with Adam, and suffer the consequences of his sin. Because of what Adam did, we will all die. How is this fair? Is this not a clear evidence of God’s injustice?Read More
not remember our sins in that he does not act as our sins deserve. But Scripture also lists our sins as the context of understanding God’s steadfast love. That is how the Holy Spirit uses our sins for our sanctification. In the remembrance of our sins we see fresh evidence of God’s steadfast love. And in the remembrance of our sins we remember why we sing our songs of thanks.
Q. 18. Wherein consists the sinfulness of that estate whereinto man fell?
A. The sinfulness of that estate whereinto man fell, consists in the guilt of Adam’s first sin, the want of original righteousness, and the corruption of his whole nature, which is commonly called original sin; together with all actual transgressions which proceed from it.
Q. 19. What is the misery of that estate whereinto man fell?
A. All mankind by their fall lost communion with God, are under his wrath and curse, and so made liable to all the miseries of this life, to death itself, and to the pains of hell forever.Read More
Q. 16. Did all mankind fall in Adam’s first transgression?
A. The covenant being made with Adam, not only for himself, but for his posterity; all mankind, descending from him by ordinary generation, sinned in him, and fell with him, in his first transgression.
Q. 17. Into what estate did the fall bring mankind?
A. The fall brought mankind into an estate of sin and misery.Read More
Q. 14. What is sin?
Q. 15. What was the sin whereby our first parents fell from the estate wherein they were created?Read More
A. Our first parents, being left to the freedom of their own will, fell from the estate wherein they were created, by sinning against God.Read More