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Chapter 6. Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and of the Punishment Thereof

Article 1. Our first parents, being seduced by Satan's temptation, sinned in eating the forbidden fruit. God was pleased to permit their sin, according to His wise and holy counsel, having purposed to order it to His own glory.

Article 2. By this sin our first parents fell from their original righteousness and communion with God and so became dead in sin,wholly defiled in all parts and faculties of soul and body.

Article 3. Since they were the root of all mankind, the guilt of their sin was imputed, and a corrupted nature conveyed, to all their posterity descending from them by ordinary generation, being now conceived in sin and by nature children of wrath.

Article 4. From this original corruption, whereby we are utterly indisposed, disabled, made opposite to all good, and wholly inclined to all evil, proceeds all actual transgressions.

Article 5. The corruption of nature remains during this life in those that are regenerated. Although through Christ it is pardoned and mortified, yet both it and the first motions thereof are truly and properly sin.

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