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What Does It Mean To Be Born in Sin and Shapen in Iniquity?

Updated on November 12, 2016
Sin and Iniquity
Sin and Iniquity

The Bible, one of the greatest if not the greatest book ever written and re written. Be it lie or truth, you have to admit that the Bible is one of the most influential piece of literature to date. It is read by religious fanatics, murderers, serial killers, racist and just about any other hate group scum that claims Christianity. People from all walks of life read the bible and derive there own interpretation of the words. Some basically interpret certain accepts of the Bible to suit themselves and then act blind to that same aspect of the bible when the ball is not being kicked in their direction. The world of religion is a twisting, wined road that have lead many people to Jesus Christ madness. A a matter of fact, most religious books have. But what I really want to analyze is a section of the Bible which talks about being "Born in Sin and Shapen in Iniquity."

Psalm 51:5 says, "Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me." Just a little note about the previous text. Depending on the Version of Bible you are reading, you may see Psalm 51:5 written in several different ways. This is just people doing their own translation into making the bible more convenient to them while actually hiding and destroying the truth. The Bible say shapen in iniquity. What is iniquity? What is Sin? How can man a physical manifestation be shapen in iniquity and conceived in sin? Let's take a look.

What is Sin?

Sin is basically an act that goes directly against God's Laws or rules. In short, if you go ahead and have broken any of the commandments of God's rules, then you have committed sin. If God wrote "Do not lie and you lie everyday, you have sinned. Sin goes against the very nature and essence of man.

What is Iniquity?

Iniquity can be nothing good if it is paired with sin. Iniquity in the Bible is any behavior which can be considered as immoral. But one has to understand that a person who is in iniquity may not be sinful as both words have two different meaning but at the same time is still intertwined. Iniquity in the biblical days is any guilt worthy of punishment. Let us say that a man takes an animal into his bed. That man has committed an immoral act but yet the act is not sinful. That man has committed iniquity.

How Men Become Birth In Sin and Iniquity

It is said that God made the first man who was called Adam. Adam could never have been a perfect being created by God because it is said that Adam grew lonesome and wanted a companion of his own. This section of the Bible is also very questionable because how would Adam knew of loneliness unless certain emotions were already in Adam before he ate the so called apple? Aside from that, Adam wanted a companion so God gave him Eve, who is said to be the first woman on earth. So Eve was tempted by Satan who managed to elude God and enter into this magical garden without the God having a clue. He sweet talks Eve and showed her her nakedness and eventually mated with her. Eve enjoyed what she felt and showed Adam his nakedness and mated with him. Now both their eyes were open to each others nakedness and they hid from themselves and from God. They used leaves to hide themselves. God eventually found out about Adam and Eve hanky panky way after they got their groove on and confronted them about breaking his law.

God had told them to not eat from the tree of knowledge and they broke his commandemnt. That was the first sin that was committed by man. God grew angry and cursed Adam and Eve and ran them out of the garden. They left the garden a sinful pair who have committed an immoral act (iniquity) against God. So now that Adam and Eve are forever cursed this way, it simply meant that any offspring created by the sperm of man and grows in the womb of a woman that was conceived by the act of sex is birth in sin and shapen in iniquity. Shapen simply means the immoral act of self creation. Self creation is human reproduction. All of this of course is the old testament as it is claimed that the Son of God, Jesus Christ has paid for our sins with his blood. Because Jesus had to be depicted as sinless, the book could not have told you his father was a common man. That would have placed Jesus on the wheel of sin and the wheel of Sin only applies to man. Jesus could not have been shapen in iniquity because Mary was purely conceived. She was conceived by the light.


Are We Truly Forgiven From Sin?

As I stated above, It is believed that Jesus paid for our sins when he died on the cross. But what many fail to see is that he did not pay for all our sins. He paid for our automatic sin, the one we had no control over. The one where all man are born sinful. But man still commits sin by the seconds in today's world. They lie, steal, murder, cheat, worship their money, jobs, car and color. They commit acts of immorality day in and out. The earth is like a breeding place of sin. But sin today is acceptable sin, sin that makes life sweet, sin that allows equal rights to people who may involve in immoral acts. In today's world, man has gotten knowledge from many evil entities and have chosen to clone humans. These so called cloned humans are soulless though and have no faults nor benefits of man. Today man may not be birth in sin and iniquity, but they choose to live that way. Th choose to live by their own choices, their own will, as they go about thinking that they are living their own life and creating their own destiny.

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      20 months ago

      I strongly disagree with this interpretation of the verse

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      3 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks eric

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      A great look at these swords of discontentment and doubt.


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