Puritan Board Doctor
Richard, Ruben says that in the Marrow of Modern Divinity there is an insistence that man broke every command in that action -- if so, he did sin against all of his original righteousness as well?
Well I would agree with that. But my understanding has always been that it wasn't possible for Adam to sin and lose his original righteousness except through disobeying that specific command.
In a sense God made things as easy as possible for Adam and his offspring in his probation. Adam had to do nothing - i.e. had to avoid eating of the Tree - in order for his original righteousness, Eve's original righteousness and that of His posterity to be confirmed.