6:1 Our first parents, being seduced by the subtilty and temptation of Satan, sinned in eating the forbidden fruit (Gen 3:13; 2 Cor 11:3). This their sin God was pleased, according to His wise and holy counsel, to permit, having purposed to order it to His own glory (Rom 11:32).

6:2 By this sin they fell from their original righteousness and communion with God (Gen 3:6-8; Eccl 7:29; Rom 3:23), and so became dead in sin (Gen 2:17; Eph 2:1), and wholly defiled in all the faculties and parts of soul and body (Gen 6:5; Jer 17:9; Rom 3:10-19; Titus 1:15).

6:3 They being the root of all mankind (Gen 1:27, 28; 2:16, 17; Acts 17:26; Rom 5:12, 15-19; 1 Cor 15:21, 22, 45, 49), the guilt of this sin was imputed, and the same death in sin and corrupted nature conveyed, to all their posterity descending from them by ordinary generation (Gen 5:3; Job 14:4; 15:14; Psa 51:5).

6:4 From this original corruption, whereby we are utterly indisposed, disabled, and made opposite to all good (Rom 5:6; 7:18; 8:7; Col 1:21), and wholly inclined to all evil (Gen 6:5; 8:21; Rom 3:10-12), do proceed all actual transgressions (Matt 15:19; Eph 2:2, 3; James 1:14, 15).

6:5 This corruption of nature, during this life, doth remain in those that are regenerated (Prov 20:9; Eccl 7:20; Rom 7:14, 17, 18, 23; James 3:2; 1 John 1:8, 10); and although it be, through Christ, pardoned and mortified, yet both itself and all the motions thereof are truly and properly sin (Rom 7:5, 7, 8, 25; Gal 5:17).

6:6 Every sin, both original and actual, being a transgression of the righteous law of God, and contrary thereunto (1 John 3:4), doth, in its own nature, bring guilt upon the sinner (Rom 2:15; 3:9, 19); whereby he is bound over to the wrath of God (Eph 2:3), and curse of the law (Gal 3:10), and so made subject to death (Rom 6:23), with all miseries spiritual (Eph 4:18), temporal (Lam 3:39; Rom 8:20), and eternal (Matt 25:41; 2 Thes 1:9).