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St Augustine was concerned with human morals to which each person is held accountable for their own sin Many Christians in that era would not convert due to the biblical version of original sin many did convert due to the insight of Augustine own concepts of sin In AD 387 Augustine converted from Catholic to Christianity While he studied over the bible Augustine came up with many varieties of methods and perspectives on the concepts of the Biblical doctrine of Original SinIn the Bible the first mention of original sin was written by Paul The meaning of the original sin was that in consequence of this first sin the descendents that are born after Adam are stained by Adams sins The deliberate sin of the first man sin is the cause of original sin De nuptetconcupIIxxvi43 Paul wrote about how Adam sinned when he ate the forbidden fruit off of the tree of knowledge of good and evil After Adam did this action God punished humanity by giving a curse of sin In Genesis through Malachi there is no mention or hint of any sort of curse being passed down from Adam to all of his descendants For as by the disobedience of one man many were made sinners Romans 519 But what it did have to say that God had many stories of being angry with humanityOne of Augustines disciples said People are so total depraved that they have no control over their behavior and can do nothing of themselves but sin John Calvin Many Christians were told to believe that when they sinned it was all because of Adam and the curse The influence of Adam cannot therefore be the influence of his bad example which we imitate Augustine Contra JulianVIxxiv75 Many people in the present say that if it wasnt for Augustine version of sin they would have never converted because they believed that god
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