Why Are We Born Sinners?

When we are born it is said that we are born into sin. How could we possibly be sinners if we haven’t lived our life yet? Well in this post we will go through some Bible verses that will help to explain the reasoning behind this fact.

In The Garden Of Eden

The first man Adam and the first woman Eve lived in the garden of Eden.

Genesis 2: 8-9

The Lord planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man Whom He had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the mist of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 2: 15-17

Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day you eat of it you shall surely die.”

Genesis 2: 18-20

And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them too Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. So Adam gave names to all the cattle, to the birds of the air, and every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.

Adam Gets A Wife

Genesis 2: 21-25

And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.and Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man.” Therefore, a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

Temptation And The Fall Of Man

Genesis 3: 1-7

Now the serpent was more cunning than ant beast of the field which the Lord God made. And he said to the woman, “has God indeed said, ‘you shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, least you die.’ ”

Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.

So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave it to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.

The First Sin Was Born

Genesis 2 8-15

And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”

So he said “I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.” And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I have commanded you that you should not eat?”

Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave of the tree, and I ate.” And the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, ” The serpent deceived me, and I ate.

So the Lord God said to the serpent:

” Because you have done this, You are cursed more than all cattle, and more than every beast of the field. On your belly you shall go, and “you shall eat dust All the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.

Punishment For Sin

Genesis 3: 16-24

To the woman He said:

“I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.”

Then to Adam He said,

“Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree from which I commanded you, saying,’You shall not eat of it’;

Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. Bot thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, and you shall eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; for dust you are, and to dust you shall return.”

And Adam called his wife’s name Eve, Because she was the mother of all living. Also, for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.

Then the Lord God said to them, “Behold, the man has become like Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever” therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken.

So He drove out the man; and He placed Cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.


So because of Adam and Eve and the temptation that they fell into, and the fact that they were kicked out of the garden, We are all born into sin. Continuing the punishment of our ancestors. So in order to be saved we are to ask for forgiveness and be born again. Thanks to Jesus Christ who died for our sins.

Praise the Lord!!

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