I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. Psalm 51:5
Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to Spirit. John 3:6
Sin entered the world through on man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned. Romans 5:12
Put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts. Ephesians 4:22
Through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners. Romans 5:19
Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. Ephesians 2:3
WE BELIEVE: There are two kinds of sin: original sin and actual sin. Original sin is that total corruption of our whole human nature which we have inherited from Adam through our parents. Original sin has brought guilt and condemnation to all people.
PRAY: Dear Lord God, I am truly a sinner before You. This is as certain as my conception, my birth, my nature, together with my thoughts, words, works, and my entire being are sinful. I am a corupt tree and by nature a child of sin and wrath. As long as this nature remains with us we are sinners and must say, "Forgive us our debts." So I confess what You command, in order that You may be just when You judge. Lord, I am an evildoer and a sinner against Your divine commandment. Help me, for I am helpless. Lord, teach me to pray: Our Father who art in heaven...Amen. (Martin Luther, 1483-1546)