Posted: Apr 21, 2017 1:57 pm
by PensivePenny
theropod wrote:Without the Old Testament notion of original sin there is no need for the perfect sacrifice of the Christ to atone for said sin.


"Original Sin" isn't a requirement to make sense of the crucifixion. Growing up, our church scoffed at the catholics for their belief in original sin, as I recall. Maybe I'm wrong about that. It was a long time ago. In our church, we were all born innocent. Baptism was by immersion and only happened when a child reached an age where they personally felt responsible for their actions and recognized the difference between right and wrong. I'm just saying that as an example that the marriage between the old and new testaments are always cheatable.