Monday, January 19, 2009

Chapter 3 The Fall

We are predestined to have sin since our ancestors Adam and Eve ate the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden. When Eve asked Adam to eat the fruit, he ate it. “He starts out with a choice, he ends up with a habit.” We are not being able to avoid the sin. And it seems like that having sin has become a habit of human being.
In this chapter, Plantinga wrote about causes of the Fall, and who should we blame about the Fall. At the beginning, our ancestors were corrupted by the serpent. One of their sons killed another. From then on, the next generation always lived shorter than the previous one since their sin was increasing by time. We can’t avoid it since we were born with it.
However, “God hates sin not just because it violates law but also because it violates trust.”
Since we have sin, we learnt how to lie which usually would destroy the trust completely between people. This may let many people feel depressed as we all have sin when we were born. But, think about another way, if there is no sin in the world, how do we know that what is good? Everything is comparable, we should be happy that we are actually having good things in contract to bad things.
Another sin of us is selfishness; it is so hard to avoid. When I was young, I didn’t like to share my toys with other kids. And usually people just become more and more self-centered as they grew up.
It seems like the only method to save people is the redemption.

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