Calvinism Plays The Blame Game

It is scripturally correct to blame Adam for introducing sin into the world, meaning he was the first man to sin (Rom 5:12a), but Calvinism goes way too far and uses the term “Original Sin” to blame Adam for the sin and spiritual death of all mankind. Contrary to that, Rom 5:12b says “death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” And Ezek 18:20 confirms that – “The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.”

And instead of manning up and taking personal responsibility for their own sins, Calvinists use the term “Total Depravity” to also blame Adam for their “propensity” to sin. Of course the Bible teaches the contrary in verses like Eccl 7:29 – “God made man upright, but they have sought out many schemes” (ESV). And so Calvinism says man does not have free will and thereby blames God for creating us in such a way that we can’t help but sin. But the book of God teaches in many places that we do not have to sin (Heb 12:1), we shouldn’t sin (I John 2:1), and whenever we do sin it is our choice/fault (Matt 23:37).

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