Here is a short article I posted a while back on the WhyIslam forum:
Would God blame you for someone else’s mistake? We all have heard that we were born with sin-and some people believe that. Think about it for a moment. Would the Just God blame you for a sin you never committed? Would He hold you responsible for what someone else did? Definitely not! God’s book teaches that you are responsible for only your own actions. You can’t sin until you do something wrong, and you certainly could not have done something wrong before you were even born.
We often meet people who say somehow we are born in sin. Could that possibly be true? They say that the first human Adam, sinned, and through him sin entered the world; and now sin corrupts everything, including every newborn baby. Can you follow that logic? Can you believe that human beings are condemned before they do anything? Which judge would condemn people for crimes they never committed? A just judge can’t do that except by mistake. What about God? Would He make such a mistake? We can’t imagine such false ideas about God. He is Just. He holds you responsible for what you do, and He does not blame you for what the first human being did.
Even after you do wrong, God is always willing to forgive. He is full of loving kindness, and He loves to forgive. He is willing to forgive anyone who turns to Him and seeks forgiveness. This means that if you do something wrong you can still turn back to God and He will forgive you, if you sincerely decide to give up that sin. Isn’t this refreshing to know? If you live a whole life full of sin and decide to change and obey God He will forgive you that second. Thats just between us and God. We don’t need any confession box, and we don’t need anyone to suffer for our sins. Can anyone resist the loving kindness that God is offering?
God wants us to know the truth about Him so that when we turn to Him we know whom we are turning to. But there is so much misinformation about God and the place to get the correct information about God is in His book. We owe it to ourselves to see what God has to say about himself. Shouldn’t you be reading God’s book? Here is God’s message to you in His book:
O mankind! Now has a proof from your Lord come to you, and We have sent down to you a clear light; as for those who belive and hold fast to Him, them He will cause to enter into His mercy and grace, and will guide them to Him by the straight road. (Quran surah Nisa 4:174-5)
The Quran is God’s final book which He revealed for the guidance of all humankind