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Are the children of Adam/Eve (human race) being punished for the sins of the parents?

If so, why?

Clarify Share Report Asked November 30 2016 Image08312011144014 Peggy Johnson

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
In my opinion, Adam and Eve, by their original disobedience to God's command, corrupted their natures, and made themselves subsequently no longer capable of fellowship with God and perfect compliance with His will. This corruption was then passed on as an inborn characteristic to every subsequent human being (as David, for example, noted in Psalm 51:5). This was not a punishment from God, but a consequence of their own actions and decisions. They were simply incapable of producing children with a nature other than their own. 

All subsequent humans (except Jesus, due to the unique manner in which He was conceived, and the fact that He was true God as well as true man) were (and are still to this day) separated from God by following the desires and inclinations of this fallen, corrupted nature through committing sinful acts of their own will, decision, and choice. However, as with Adam and Eve, the sins that they commit are actions for which they themselves are fully accountable in the eyes of God, rather than an ongoing punishment from God for Adam and Eve's initial disobedience.

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Mini Kenneth Heck
The children of Adam and Eve are not being punished; they are, as said so well by Tim Maas, the unavoidable result of natural generation. No other religion believes in Original Sin other than Christianity. The reason is that Christianity has the highest revelation of true morality and what sin really is of all religions on the earth. 

What Adam lost - the domination of all living creatures on the earth - will be uniquely restored only in Christianity, which promises crowns for all those who overcome. The moral standard for kings and queens is (or should be) always higher than for their subjects, as an example of how to live correctly. We do look forward to the Resurrection (after the Great White Throne Judgment) where Original Sin will no longer be in effect for everyone living at that time.

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