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  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 09:23 AM
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Although the Catholic faith states that Baptism removes the penalty for past sins including the original sin, it doesn\'t remove the effects of original sin. It doesn\'t keep you from sinning. If one is a human being, they sin and thus they are considered “bad”. This is a fact and it is supported by Biblical texts. Three instances of such will be listed here along with the location of more. The first is Ecclesiastes 7:20 (NKJV) reading “For there is not a just man on earth who does good and does not sin.” The second is similar and is spoken by Jesus himself (Mark 10:18 NKJV) “…‘Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God.’ This statement is made in response to a man calling Jesus “good” or blameless or pure. The third is from I John 1:8 (NKJV). It states “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” This means that it is untruthful to say that we, humans, may are without sin. More instances of this assertion may be found in I King 8:46, II Chronicles 6:36, Psalms 14:3, Psalms 53:3, Romans 3:12, Romans 3:10, and I John 1:10. By a Merriam-Webster dictionary, one antonym of the adjective, good, is evil. Through this, we may determine that all humans are evil because of their sinful nature.

“…God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.” (1 John 3:20, NKJV) God is omniscient; He knows all that has been, is, and will be. One example of this is as such: Before God created Adam and Eve, He knew, in His infinite knowledge, of all that has been and will be, that Satan would tempt Eve and cause her to eat the forbidden fruit. Since He does not change free will, He did not change the out come. He made His divine plan around this happening. Whether you happen to believe this, the Mormon and a “heretical” view on Adam and Eve, this is a Biblical example of determination—a belief that everything that happens was predestined or that everything that happens was meant to happen. Another Biblical example of...

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