Life & the Human Condition
What does the Bible teach about our lives?
Christianity teaches that our lives — spirit and body — begin at conception. We are born sinful, and we sin because we are sinful. Our natural inclination is to do evil.
Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
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What does Mormonism teach about our lives?
Mormonism teaches that our spirit life begins in the pre-existence where we matured as spirits before coming to earth. Mormonism teaches that man is born without sin, and becomes sinful only when he sins. The LDS church teaches that man’s natural inclination is to do good.
Every spirit of man was innocent in the beginning; and God having redeemed man from the fall, men became again, in their infant state, innocent before God.
Doctrine and Covenants 93:38
Life begins at conception. All people are born sinful.
Life begins in the pre-existence. All people are born without sin.