Many Roman Catholics as well as all churches that have joined with Rome in the last century know all too well about what true Bible students declare to be a strange doctrine put forth by the church of Rome called original sin. Historic record shows that it was actually a doctrine borrowed by Irenaeus the Bishop of Lyon in the 2nd century which was then further shaped and developed by Augustine in the 4th century further confirming the apostles of centuries earliernever embraced it and therefore never spoke of it in Scripture. But then this never stopped Rome from claiming otherwise before and so, notice the following quotes from the Catholic church.
“…the Church has always taught that the overwhelming misery which oppresses men and their inclination towards evil and death cannot be understood apart from their connection with Adam’s sin and the fact that he has transmitted to us a sin with which we are all born afflicted, a sin which is the “death of the soul”. Because of this certainty of faith, the Church baptizes for the remission of sins even tiny infants who have not committed personal sin…. We therefore hold, with the Council of Trent, that original sin is transmitted with human nature, ‘by propagation, not by imitation.’ -Paul VI, CPG # 16).” -Catechism of the Catholic Church, Section Two, Article III & IV, #403 & 419. Continue reading