Question 386

By: Robert Serreyn

Question? Tell me, Why are we held guilty before God for Adam & Eve’s sin?


In Romans 3:23 the Bible states…

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

When a person is born they exhibit the Physical, & Biological traits that have been passed onto them by their parents. IE…Eye, Hair color, Tall or Short, OR Thin or Stocky build etc.

The answer to this is… The same is true concerning us about Adam & Eve.

When THEY SINNED their sin nature was passed onto ALL of their descendants spiritually in which ALL of mankind (you and I) has descended from.

Consider Romans 5:12…

Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.

In all reality if a person is honest THEY KNOW that they are NOT GUILTLESS. Who can say that they have not told what is called a “Little White Lie” and according to James 2:10 it is considered as having broken ALL OF God’s commandments.

James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law (commandments), and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.


NONE of us are perfect – Roman 3:23, and to go and live in heaven a person MUST BE PERFECT. Heaven is a PERFECT PLACE and God WILL NOT ALLOW anyone that is not perfect to enter in.

Revelation 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth (not perfect), neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Question? So how does a obtain the needed perfection that God requires?

Answer: By believing (trusting in alone) personally that Jesus Christ went to the cross to Die and shed his blood, was Buried, and three days later Resurrected from dead as the proof and complete payment for all of their sins.

The Bible states in 2 Corinthians 5:21, that God MADE Christ to be sin for us (to be our sin subsitute), then upon Faith (the moment we trust (believe) Christ alone for the payment for all our sins) God then PLACES (puts to our account positionally) Christ righteousness (perfection) upon us and NO LONGER sees or sin but ONLY Christ perfection or righteousness.

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.

-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8

-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24

-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9

“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23