Despite the charge of unfairness that Adam ruined things for everyone else, it could well be that God knew that any of us human beings would have freely disobeyed in the garden. Many have wondered, “Why should Adam be our representative head? He fouled things up for everyone else, and now we’re paying for it.” Continue reading
If the experience of human history from Rousseau to Stalin means anything, it must be that we are stuck, like it or not, with a doctrine—nay the reality—of original sin.
— Edward Oakes, quoted in How Now Shall We Live? by Charles Colson and Nancy Pearcey, p. 167