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Innocence, State of
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1. Biblical

The dogma of the state of innocence represents an attempt to develop systematically what the Bible has to say about the creation of humanity according to (or “in”) the image of God (Gen. 1:26–27; 1 Cor. 11:7). It shows that the emergence of sin was the decisive event in human history that triggered the events of salvation history (Rom. 5:12–21). It also presents the standards set up with creation that enable us to interpret both sin and regeneration or renewal (Eph. 4:24).

Despite their dissimilarity, …

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Link, Christian, “Innocence, State of”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_I226>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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