It is an inclination to evil

(Original sin) …is a complete deprivation of all rectitude and of the ability of all the powers of the body as well as the soul and of the entire inner and outer man. In addition to this, it is an inclination to evil, a disgust at the good, a disinclination toward light and wisdom; it is love of error and darkness, the avoidance of and supreme contempt for good works, a running to what is evil.

Martin Luther, What Luther Says: An Anthology, ed. E.M.Plass, 3 vols, Concordia, 1959, 3:1300-1



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