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The Fall and Original Sin: The Rejection of Holy Love

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Lesson

Lucifer brought sin into the world with his sin of pride. The sin of Adam and Eve was unbelief. Wesley describes  unbelief as the perversion of the relationship between God and humanity, a lack of faith in God, resulting in alienation. He distinguishes three types of death as physical death, spiritual death and eternal death. Satan was self-tempted when he sinned. Adam and Eve were tempted by something external to them, Satan.  Wesley sees Adam as a representative of all humans, so all humans inherit Adam’s sin nature. 

Outline

I. ORIGIN OF EVIL: THE FALL OF ANGELS

II. FALL OF HUMANITY

A. Sin as unbelief

1. Satanic evil vs. human evil

2. Other theologians describe the essence of sin

3. John Calvin and Martin Luther

B. Sin as pride

C. Sin as rebellion

D. Biblical descriptions of saints

III. HOW ORIGINAL SIN IS TRANSFERRED

A. Adam as a representative of all humans

B. Wesley compared to other theologians

C. Sin, properly speaking, is a willful violation of a known law of God

D. Wesley says that all people are despoiled by sin

E. Traducianism

F. Creationism

IV. CONCLUDING THOUGHTS

A. Universality of original sin

B. Corruption of the animal realm

C. You must understand the problem of original sin properly in order to understand the solution properly

1. All people are born as atheists

2. Pride

3. Self-will

V. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS