I was talking with a friend about original sin again and he said that he believed that we have "imputed" guilt, not "inherited guilt." What in the world is the difference? He asked if I believed that we are imputed Christ's righteousness. I told him that I believe we become righteousness and I would look into it! What do you say? -- Jason Reichert (Atlanta)

Imputed guilt and inherited guilt sound fishily like the same thing, since legally (imputation is a legal category) you are guilty if guilt if imputed to you! Romans 5:12 says simply that all died in Adam because all sinned. Sounds like we are all responsible for our own sin (Ezekiel 18), with no need for guilt from others' sin!

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