What was the Original Sin?
Martindale (head of Way
Craig Martindale is now
reportedly head of The Way's bible research efforts and yet he has no formal
training in any bible languages (Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic), and no formal
training in any field of biblical research. He does however have a bachelors
degree in psychology (which he has learned to put to good use).
If Martindale's past doctrines are anything to
go by, The Way will likely depart even further into the field of highly
speculative and controversial teachings than what were previously presented in
Martindale's "Way of Abundance and Power" series.
Teachings such as "The Original Sin" in which Martindale plainly stated that
Eve had a lesbian affair and had sex with the devil (who disguised himself as a
beautiful woman) and Adam also sinned as he took part in it somehow.
used to further illustrate the bizarre teaching that the devil took a female
form to seduce and have sex with Eve.
Some have pointed out
that this sex scenario (two women and one man - closely resembles a
"ménage a trois, " a "three-some" sexual encounter), is
more likely the favorite fantasy of the teacher, Craig Martindale, as opposed
to biblical doctrine, as this "Eve had lesbian sex with the devil"
doctrine appears not to be substantiated by the bible. Time will tell.
A discussion on
Martindale's "present truth" teaching that the Original Sin was
homosexuality is currently underway in the WayDale's "Research Geek's Top
Ten List" forum - HERE
Last Updated ( Monday, 05 June 2006 )