Original Sin and Y Chromosome

Original Sin and Y Chromosome   Men and women are both born with original sin/sin nature. But only man transmits original sin/sin nature. Women are carrier only and does not transmit original sin/sin nature.
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Scripture teaches dichotomy of human composition. And that at the fall, both the material and immaterial aspects of us were all corrupted. Every single cell, chromosomes/DNA of our entire material body including our immaterial part were corrupted. When a single fertilized egg starts to divide and grow into a human being, it has inherited corrupted  23 chromosomes from each parent.
Life of an individual is procreated from a corrupted cell.
 Psalm 51:5  Surely I was sinful at birth,
sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

Biological background:

gene(1) chromosomes1
    1. Human has 23  pairs (n=46) of chromosomes. Receiving one set (n=23) from each parent. The 23rd pair is either a pair of XX (female) or XY(male)
    2. Gametes of female contain only X chromosomes, and no Y. While male has both X and Y chromosomes.


Virgin birth is a supernatural act of God
a.       Miracle one – Virgin birth of Jesus Christ –  An unfertilized egg inside Mary started to undergo mitotic–division without fertilization. (The process of division is supposed to undergo mitotic division only when it is fertilized. Unfertilized egg degenerates when it travels to fallopian tube from ovary and is discharged from the body through menstruation.)
b.      Miracle two – Even if Mary’s gamete started to  undergo mitotic-division without fertilization ( cloning), because Mary’s body does not have Y chromosome, the offspring will always be a female and never a male. Jesus’ birth was not a product of cloning.
c.       Miracle three – Jesus having the exact same chromosomes (identical DNA coding) as Mary, should have an identical physical feature as Mary- not to mention that the offspring of a virgin birth should have been a girl. Jesus was born with features of a man.
d.      Miracle four – God supplied the Y chromosomes by the power of the Holy Spirit in Jesus for him to become a man (not a woman) and to qualify as “FULLY MAN”
Creation of Adam and Eve
Gen 2:22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib (a part of) he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
God could have made Eve from the dust just like He made Adam but instead God made Eve from a part taken out of Adam. Having the chromosomes/DNA of Adam, Eve should have been a male and have an identical physical anatomy with Adam. Is it possible that God took out the Y chromosomes from the part He took out of Adam when He made Eve.

Is it possible that God took out the Y chromosomes from pre-fall Adam and held it in abeyance until Jesus?

Transmission of original sin

  • Adam was given the command before the appearance of Eve and became the guardian of the command. God had also put him in charge of everything. At the fall, Adam transgressed the law of God and abdicated his responsibility as the commander in chief. The consequences given to Adam were different from that of Eve although they both sinned alike. Following the concept of “Federal headship” , the transmission of sin must have been written in the Y chromosomes.
  • In other words, Man becomes the transmitter of the original sin while women are recipient and not a transmitter of original sin/sin nature. Like men all women are also born depraved inheriting the corrupted “X” from Adam, but they do not transmit the original sin. This means when Jesus was born through a virgin birth- not known by man, he was born sinless.

Scriptural references:

Romans 5:12    Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned— Note; (not Adam and Eve)

Luke 1:3  The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God

1 Corinthians 15:45  So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.


Conclusion Is it possible that God took the Y chromosomes from pre-fall Adam and held in abeyance and implanted supernaturally into the egg of Mary resulting in a XY / male offspring. Since the Y chromosomes was taken out of pre-fall Adam and that XX chromosomes of woman/female does not transmit original sin. therefore Jesus was born without sin. This also makes Jesus totally human having both X and Y chromosomes of a human being but free from original sin.


1 Corinthians 15:22 (NKJV)
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.