I don't buy into the doctrine of original sin. I believe it is Augustine's doctrine.
What do you mean you don't buy into it, it's not being sold. It's a fact of life and scripture. Original sin comes from man. You believe Genesis is false Butch?
Ditch those commentaries.
What do you mean you don't believe in original sin. What are you talking about, that you don't believe sin started with Adam and Eve?
I mean I don't believe in the doctrine. It can't traced back to the apostles and the Scriptures refute it. The doctrine of original sin says that everyone is guilty because of Adam's sin. The Scriptures don't teach that. That teaching came from Augustine.
Not only is everyone guilty because of Adam's transgression (We were all in his loins when he sinned) but he also passed on to us a corrupt nature that scripture calls "the flesh". Not the body, but "the flesh" or once we become saved, "The Old man or nature". Man has a natural propensity to rebel against God, in fact scripture says the natural man who is not born again cannot please God, neither does he even want any parts of God.
Rom 7:18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.
Gen 6:5 The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.
Job 25:4 How then can a mortal be righteous before God? How can one born of woman be pure?
Scripture is full of passages that teach that sin comes from within man. The Law was simply the mirror to show man just how wicked he is. To deny original sin is only to deceive ourselves. Just as scripture speaks of the Spirit bringing forth fruit in our lives, it also speaks of the "fleshly nature" bringing forth all manner of sin, because it is corrupt.
Gal 5:19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
Gal 5:20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions
Gal 5:21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Eph 4:22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;
Sin comes out of the heart of man. Unfortunately we are born in sin and shaped in iniquity.
Mat 15:18 But the things that come out of a person's mouth come from the heart, and these defile them.
Mat 15:19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts--murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
Psa 51:5 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.