Number 7: Poisoned by Desire

Chaste child
pure in heart and mind
this is our yearning for mankind

But the reprehensible dilemma
is in conception and maturation
our children are inherently corrupted towards damnation

For it is not our act that beset this curse
but a lineage poisoned by desire
by ancestors seeing divinity to acquire.

Inspired by the Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 3 Question and Answer 7

Q & A 7

Q. Then where does this corrupt human nature come from?

A. The fall and disobedience of our first parents,

Adam and Eve, in Paradise.1

This fall has so poisoned our nature2

that we are all conceived and born
in a sinful condition.3

1Gen. 3
2Rom. 5:12, 18-19
3Ps. 51:5

Heidelberg Series: Number 1, Number 2, Number 3, Number 4, Number 5, Number 6