Notes Feb 5th.docx - Theopedia.com/original-sin Original sin is the doctrine which holds that human nature has been morally and ethically corrupted due

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Theopedia.com/original-sin Original sin is the doctrine which holds that human nature has been morally and ethically corrupted due to the disobedience of mankind's first parents to the revealed will of God. In the Bible, the first human transgression of God's command is described as the sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden resulting in what theology calls the Fall of mankind. The doctrine of original sin holds that every person born into the world is tainted by the Fall such that all of humanity is ethically debilitated, and people are powerless to rehabilitate themselves, unless rescued by God. John Calvin (1509 – 1564) - TULIP - T otal depravity. – Whole corruption of man’s nature. - U nconditional election. – God chooses who goes to heaven, based on whim. - L imited atonement. – Saved for those that God chose to save. - I rresistible grace. – If God chose to save you, you do not get a choice.
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Unformatted text preview: -P erseverance of the Saints. – If you really are chosen, you cannot fall away. You will now find Free Agency in the scriptures, you will find moral agency though! (something Elder Packer said… Find source for your own sakes) From 2 Nephi 2: 1) Power to choose v.16, 27 2) Opposition v. 11 3) Law (Commandments) v.5, 13 4) Knowledge of Good & Evil The real manifestation of God’s live is His commandments.-Elder D. Todd Christofferson From Elder Oaks: Agency is a precondition in mortality and can never be taken away. Freedom though, me be qualified or taken away: (1) By Physical Laws, including the physical limitations with which we are born. (2) By our own action (3) By the action of others, including governments. Under no circumstances, can Agency ever be taken away....
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