|THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH|
|Chapter VI. Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and the Punishment thereof|
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I. Our first parents, being seduced by the subtilty and temptations of Satan, sinned, in eating the forbidden fruit [a]. This their sin, God was pleased, according to His wise and holy counsel, to permit, having purposed to order it to His own glory [b].
II. By this sin they fell from their original righteousness and communion, with God [c], and so became dead in sin [d], and wholly defiled in all the parts and faculties of soul and body [e].
III. They being the root of all mankind, the guilt of this sin was imputed [f]; and the same death in sin, and corrupted nature, conveyed to all their posterity descending from them by ordinary generation [g].
IV. From this original corruption, whereby we are utterly indisposed, disabled, and made opposite to all good [h], and wholly inclined to all evil [i], do proceed all actual transgressions [k].
V. This corruption of nature, during this life, does remain in those that are regenerated [l]; and although it be, through Christ, pardoned, and mortified; yet both itself, and all the motions thereof, are truly and properly sin [m].
VI. Every sin, both original and actual, being a transgression of the righteous law of God, and contrary thereunto [n], does in its own nature, bring guilt upon the sinner [o], whereby he is bound over to the wrath of God [p], and curse of the law [q], and so made subject to death [r], with all miseries spiritual [s], temporal [t], and eternal [u].
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