Is there any biblical evidence for the Catholic doctrine of original sin?


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Is there any biblical evidence for the Catholic doctrine of original sin?

Answer

Sure. God told Adam and Eve in Genesis 3:1-24 that because of their sin they would have to work for a living, be at war with nature, suffer pain and sickness, and eventually die. Paul explains original sin in great detail in Romans 5:12-19 and in 1 Corinthians 15:21-22.


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