Lutherís teaching: his Augsburg
Confession professes men to be born with
sin, that is, without the fear of God, without trust in
God, and with
concupiscence; and that this disease, or vice of
origin, is truly sin,
even now condemning and bringing eternal death upon those
not born again through Baptism and the Holy Ghost.
is of itself sinful, and being the sinful corruption of
caused by Adamís transgression and inherited by all his
descendants, is the very essence of original sin.
Corinthians 4:3-4 And
even though our gospel is veiled, it is
veiled for those who are perishing, in whose case the god
age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that
not see the
light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the
image of God.
2:14 Now since the
children share in blood and flesh,
he likewise shared in them, that through death he might
the one who has the power of death, that is, the
devil,† and free
those who through fear of death had been subject to