If babies are not sinners, then why do some babies die?

Question: Hello, The Bible says for the wages of sin is death. If you claim that babies are not born sinners why do babies die? Thanks Answer: “Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting…

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I’m afraid my past sins will affect my child

Questions: Hello, I am a 25-year-old married woman, and I am currently pregnant with my first child. My husband and I have been together for five years and married for over two years. When we were first together, I was at a very low point in my faith. We were not abstaining from sex. I…

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So there is not a sin gene?

Question: Dear Jeffrey, Can you, if you get the chance, please confirm my understanding from one of your sermons Infant Baptism? This is the first time ever, I’ve heard the thought we didn’t inherit sin, and I’m staggered by that. So there is no sin DNA? We don’t sin because we are from Adam and inherited…

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Does God Create Sinners?

by Jerral Kay Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash Catholics and Protestants teach that God creates sinners. They say that all babies are born totally depraved, wicked from birth. The Bible does not teach this. Jesus was born totally human, coming from a sinful mother, and according to their doctrine, all humans inherit sin from…

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How is it that we don’t suffer for the sins of Adam?

Question: Hello, I am a baptized believer. I often use your website, so a big thanks to you all for the great work being done. I have one question about the doctrine of the sin of Adam. Mostly we hear that we do not suffer for the sin of the father. However, Adam sinned and…

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Thank you for the well-thought-out piece on Psalms 51:5

Question: I just read your article or answer regarding Psalms 51:5 and the prepositional use therein.  Thank you for the well-thought-out and researched piece.  I have been in agreement with your position for many a year.  Thank you for posting it and for your expression of the gift placed in you. Answer: I’m glad you…

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How did sin spread if it was not inherent in men?

Question: Hello! I agree with your belief that the Bible does not speak of inheriting a “sin nature” from Adam. If you wrote your own version of the Bible, how would you translate Romans 5:12? Or, can you explain how death “spread” to all men, since it’s our own personal sin that brings death? How…

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Is man inherently evil?

Question: I recently had some questions on man’s sinful nature. I have been through a worldview curriculum that taught this. They used the books Frankenstein (whose world view is that man is basically good), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (whose world view is that man is inherently evil and cannot change himself), Know What You Believe (by Paul E. Little), Know…

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If we are not born sinful, then why does everyone sin?

Question: Dear Mr. Hamilton, I’m a bit confused. It is possible to keep all of God’s commandments, but I thought people will never be perfect on earth — only God is perfect. Or does God demand perfection? But then we’re not made right with God by our works. We are made right with God because…

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Infant Baptism

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/InfantBaptism.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Romans 7:7-25 I.          Historians will admit that infant baptism did not appear in the church until the second or third century              A.         Roman Catholics                           1.          “There is no express mention of the baptism of infants in the New Testament” [Question Box, page 23].                           2.          “It is difficult to give strict proof from the…

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