4.2 The fall into sin

The doctrine of sin and mankind's need for redemption is based on Holy Scripture's account of the fall into sin (see also 3.3.3): "And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, '... but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die'" (Genesis 2: 16-17).–"So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate" (Genesis 3: 6).

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