We, in Ethiopia: The Kingdom of God, believe that there is no "original sin" as such for anyone to inherit from his/her parents. It is a phenomenon which every human being acquires later in the process of his/her individual life, i.e., at maturity, by the inherent attainment of one's own will-power of making his/her CHOICE.
The conventional belief that the infamous action of Adam and Eve that culminated in their eating of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil rendered every individual human being liable to the inheritance of the original sin is utterly unacceptable in our Faith of the Holy Covenant. According to such conventional belief, The Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God, as the offspring of Adam and Eve, could be regarded to have inherited the original sin as any ordinary human being, through Her natural birth from Her Parents, Iyaqem (Joakim) and Hanna (Anne) who are descendents of the seeds and the chain of abnormal and illicit relationships of eminent sinners and gentiles like Judah and Tamar, Salmon and Rahab, Boaz and Ruth, and David who married BethSheba, wife of Uriah, to beget Solomon who, from the Ethiopian Virgin Queen Makk'dda, begot Menelik, the Grandparent of The Virgin Mary.
The Divine Truth is that the above critical option taken by the First Parents, contrary to the conventional belief and to the benefit of the human nature, raised the exalted status of the Divine Image of the latter to the perfect fullness of Divinity by expanding his/her capacity of the Divine Power to the extent of possessing the Divine Knowledge, not only of the Good, but also of the Evil. This attainment of the human nature of the Divine Status signified simply the elevation of the human nature to such stage where he/she is empowered to discern both the Good and the Evil, just like God does, as well as to make the CHOICE of adhering to one of the two alternatives. It did not constitute or imply in any sense as committing a sin, as it had never been in the case of God Himself. The concept of "original sin" is, thus, made null and void, merely on this premise.
Hence, the decisive and significant factor in this and all aspects of creation that rendered The Virgin Mary a unique human being, particularly among the female gender, is simply the CHOICE She had made that no other person of Her kind, from the time of Adam and Eve until Her emergence, ever attempted to attain: The CHOICE of making oneself Divine, rather than Evil. (On the male gender side Abel, Henok and EthioPis, the Primary Melke-Tsedeq, the Archetype of the Final and the Everlasting Melke-Tsedeq, Jesus Christ, and who received the Sacred Heritage from Noah, and the Intermediary Melke-Tsedeq, who blessed Abraham, could be cited.) The praise expressed by the Arch-Angel Saint Gabriel in his Annunciation to The Virgin Mary such as "Blessed are you among women!" attests to this Divine Truth. (Lk. 1/28)
Let me elaborate on this vital issue. To do so, I need to reiterate a section that I composed and sent as response for an earlier email, a copy of which you had received.
You certainly know and believe, as is written in the Scriptures, that God had created every human person, including you and me, in His Image of Divinity. Such Wonder of Creation that emerged in human beings in Divinity began to develop from the original, then proceeded into the intermediate, and finally culminated unto the Perfect Completeness of the Everlasting Present. The enhancement of this phenomenon was Divinely set off and revealed in the first, the second and the third stages, as briefly explained hereunder:
i) The first stage of Human Divinity, of course, was realized when Adam and Eve were created in the Image of God, and confined only in the Divine Realm of Goodness, as attested in Scriptures that says, "So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." (Gen. 1/27.)
The progeny of this stage continued its survival through the recurrence of the procreation and the life that span from conception to birth and up to the age of adolescence of each one of us, whereby only the Good dominates every aspect of our lives.
ii) The second stage of Human Divinity occurred when our primal ancestors ate the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. This was the epoch when they were both proclaimed by God to attain Fullness of Divinity, as attested in Scriptures that says, "Then the LORD God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever, therefore, the LORD God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken." (Gen. 3/22-23).
The progeny of this stage continued its survival through the recurrence of the attainment of adulthood. It is at this stage whereby the knowledge of Good and Evil transcends, the will and the choice to commit either of the two prevails, and the capability to decisively execute the preference avails itself, in the life that span from adulthood to old age and death of each one of us.
iii) The third stage of Human Divinity culminated when the human person is baptized in the Names of the Divine Father, the Divine Son and the Divine Holy Spirit, One God, at which time his/her original sin, if there is any, is absolved, and partakes the Holy Communion, the Tree of Life, acquired through the sacrifice, atonement and Redemption of Jesus Christ. By performing such Acts of Faith, each one of us becomes Eternal and Divine Son and Daughter of God, Priest and Priestess, King and Queen.
Such status is attained over and above the Divinity each one of us already possessed originally in the first stage, but which we rejected and lost of our own will and choice in the second stage, in preference to the evil. The Body of Our Lord crucified on the Cross and the Blood shed thereon purified, restored and affirmed the third and final stage that is ultimately maintained and eternalized for the Life of Divinity in Sanctity.
This is attested in Scriptures that says, in fulfillment of "And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever," Our Lord Jesus Christ declared that "This is the bread which comes down from Heaven, that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from Heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world."
"And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in Heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."…
"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become Children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man and woman, but of God."
"Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." (Gen. 3/22-23; Mt. 28/18-20; Jn. 1/12-13; Jn.3/5-6.)
The progeny of this stage continued their survival for the last two millenniums of the Era of the Covenant of Mercy. This was acquired by The Incarnate God Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Mother of God The Virgin Mary, through the recurrence of the attainment of Divine Childhood, Citizenship, Priesthood and Royalty in Ethiopia: The Kingdom of God of the Holy Covenant, the Life of God where evil, sin and death non-exist.
The above brief presentation is the revelation of The Divine Truth with regard to the identity of the individual human who is personified as the Ethiopian. The latter, in the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit, remained for millenniums on end and to this day, as the intelligent creature who acquired his/her knowledge, teaching and belief of Ethiopia: The Kingdom of God directly and inherently from his/her Divine Creator, Provider, Protector and Redeemer.
Now, as such, and according to the above stipulations of The Divine Truth that the Word of God expressly provided, every human being, including you and I, is the Image and One of Him, as well as Son/Daughter of God. Yes, God wanted each one of us to be, live and act like Him, no question about that. If you and I choose, of our own will, to know and accept in Faith this Divine Gift and Truth, you and I can think, speak or write, and act and live like God, just as Adam and Eve did in their preference to the Evil.
For someone to attain such spiritual transcendence, it is as simple as doing anything ordinary that worth personal preference. Accordingly, if a human being, like you and me, of his/her free will and choice, resolves, on the one hand, to promote himself/herself into becoming an angel, and then to think and speak, act and live as such, he/she surely can. Or, on the other hand, if the latter resolves, in the same manner, to remain a bare human, or to demote himself/herself into becoming an animal, a beast, Satan, or even worse than the Devil, and then to think and speak, act and live as such, yes, he/she can.
However, regrettably and surprisingly, the intransigent tendency of all human beings, right from the beginning, viz., from Adam and Eve, became manifest in exclusively following suit of the evil path of their predecessors. This is, of course, with the exception of a handful of hopefuls with whom God made Transitory Covenants. Such condition of human misery remained a status quo up until the Advent of The Holy Virgin Mary Who bore God The Son, The Lord Jesus Christ.
At the End of Time, The Virgin Mary uniquely and unequivocally refused to succumb to the will of the flesh, and to let Herself fall victim of the usual evil tendency, that retraced the same track upon which all humans, particularly the female gender, treaded in the direction of the domain where the Devil rules, Sin prevails and Death dominates.
The Virgin Mary, being immaculate, if not in Her physical body and human nature, but in Her Love and Faith of The Divine Truth, vigorously desired and totally resolved, to choose and commit Herself into becoming completely the Divine Image of God, to learn from Him and acquire His Knowledge. She totally rejected the human or the evil one unlike Her kinds from the time of Adam and Eve to Her Day were entirely inclined and determined to make their preferences.
To achieve this end, of course, She exercised Her enhanced triune Divine Powers that were inherent in the human nature bestowed by the Benevolence of God, as explained above. These Sacred Virtues are the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and the Willpower to reject the Evil in favour of the Good, finally the utilization of the capability to execute the preference She decided upon.
By electing and using the nature of Her Divinity, the Holy Virgin Mary was capable of rendering Herself Immaculate of the original sin, if there is any, and of any blemish, thus of becoming Mother of God, through the Cleansing Power of the Holy Spirit.
This phenomenon materialized within the process of God's creation of Her human person and nature at Her Conception in Her Mother's womb that began in the possession of His Image and culminated in Her being of the enhanced Divine Status, which came about by means of those gradual developments of the three stages explained above. Be mindful that the attainment of the last stage in Her unique pre-Redemption case was undertaken by the work of the Holy Spirit Himself.
Yet, the reaction of humans for such extraordinary benevolent gift of God proved to be contrary to the Divine Will, as was evidenced by the choice and act of Adam and Eve who preferred the evil guidelines, teaching and knowledge offered to them by the adversary of God rather than that offered to them by God their Creator Himself earlier. Ever since then, the general tendency of humans remained the same as their predecessors throughout the ages, up until the Conception and Birth of The Virgin Mary, and even to the present. This is, of course, with the exception of the Ethiopians who learn only from God through their inherent creation of Divinity and live accordingly in Ethiopia: The Kingdom of God.
While the rest of humanity elected to take that evil course of action and survival, only Ethiopians of the Holy Covenant, from the time of the repentant Adam and Eve, decisively preferred to lead the Divine Ordinance of the privileged Life. They continued to adhere to that preference through those singular personalities of the Faith of the Holy Covenant until the Advent of The Virgin Mary, the Ethiopian, and the Birth of The Incarnate God Jesus Christ from Her.
Based on the premises of the foregoing Divine Truth, we do not accept the Catholic Dogma of the "Immaculate Conception". For anyone who may tend to consider this Dogma, it is inevitable that certain serious and concomitant questions will ensue in his/her curious mind. These are, such as:
Why did the Gracious and Merciful God waited for 5, 500 years, according to our computation, to effect the Divine Benevolence that God bestowed and revealed upon The Virgin Mary on any one of the female human beings who were born after Eve up until the former?
And why did He simply prefer to see humanity fall into the crushing yoke of the reign of the Devil and allow His Creature in His Image to languish in and endure the unbearable misery under such condition for so long?
Source: Q&A http://www.ethkogserv.org/QandA.htm