In my church library I ran across a copy of The Fundamentals. It is apparent that the doctrine of original sin was indeed a fundamentalist teaching. Perhaps not so much any more. It is still a doctrine frequently opposed even by Fundamentalists types these days. But was a doctrinal plank in Fundamentalist history. Thomas Whitelaw wrote three essays for TF's. Here is what he says in The Biblical Conception Of Sin. : Upon his descendants it opened the floodgates of corruption by which their natures even from birth fell beneath the power of evil... This is what the theologians call the doctrine of original sin, by which they mean that the results of Adam's sin, both legal and moral, have been transmitted to Adam's posterity, so that now each individual comes into the world, not like his first father, in a state of moral equilibrium, but as the inheritor of a nature that has been weakened by sin. ... But whether confirmed or contradicted by modern thought, the doctrine of Scripture shines like a sunbeam, that man is "conceived un sin and shapened in iniquity" (Psa. 51:5; see also Psa. 58:3; Eph. 2:3; Gen. 8:21; and Job 15:14). If these passages do not show that the Bible teaches the doctrine of original, or transmitted sin, -- it is difficult to see in what clearer or more emphatic language the doctrine could have been taught. The truth of the doctrine may be challenged by those who repudiate the authority of Scripture; that it is a doctrine of Scripture cannot be denied.