I have never been a fan of Original Sin. Ever.
Seems to me there is built-in convenience. Similar to a parent’s default fallback after being worn down by a child’s continual “Why?” … the universal “Because I say so!”
Original Sin serves a purpose. But whose purpose?
So I punched in a google search: “where is original sin stated in the bible”
The answer is: It isn’t.
But in looking at the results I bumped into this article from the BBC (now archived and no longer updated). The article is reasonably long and begins like this –
Original sin is an Augustine Christian doctrine that says that everyone is born sinful. This means that they are born with a built-in urge to do bad things and to disobey God. It is an important doctrine within..[ ]