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For instance, I like some colours, I like some sort of music, I like a specific weather since I was young, I like mathematics, but not because I decided that. These all come from inside and I cannot explain them. The science says that this is related to genetics. What if we are genetically set to do what is called to be a sin? Then what is our fault if our nature is so from genetics?

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closed as not constructive by David, warren, Peter Turner, wax eagle Oct 3 '12 at 14:01

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Welcome to the site! I want to encourage you to feel free to participate, but I also would urge you to read the faq for the site. Your questions, while interesting, and relevant for Christians, aren't a god fit for the site. A trip to the faq should clear up what the site is for, and what it is not for. Specifically, the answers to your questions have various answers depending on which denominations or traditions answer, and don't have a universally accepted "right" answer. – David Oct 2 '12 at 22:58
It's like there's this law at work within me. The thing I want to do, I don't do- and the thing that I dont want to do... If only the Bible said things like that, eh? :) – Affable Geek Oct 3 '12 at 1:34
Or, the eyes of a man are never satisfied... Men love darkness rather than light. There's a whole lot o reasons given, but I think I'll go with the answer I liked to have my youth group come up with: We sin, because we like it. At first, at least. – Affable Geek Oct 3 '12 at 1:58
If there was a sin gene, there would probably be a sin vaccine as well and we would probably do well to avoid it, as useful and cheerful as it may sound. – Peter Turner Oct 3 '12 at 2:12
@Peter Turner: I'm not sure your reasoning way is correct. – Chris's sister Oct 3 '12 at 17:05

We are all born into sin.

Romans 5:12 - When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam's sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned.

Psalms 51:5 - For I was born a sinner— yes, from the moment my mother conceived me.

Psalms 58:3 - These wicked people are born sinners; even from birth they have lied and gone their own way.

This means that genetically, yes, some people are more likely to do certain sins then others.

Nature does have a part it what people do. If you grow up with drug addicts and without they knowledge that drugs are bad, then you are likely do do drugs. Same applies to good acts. If your parents give money to charity every month and you are taught that giving money to charity is good, then you are likely to give to charity. So as nature, genetics plays a part in what we do. People have different brains that are wired to do different things. Some people have addictive personalities, which can lead to sin problems. So nature and genetics play a part in what we do, but just because nature or genetics says something does not mean that it is what you must do.

Take a sex addict. He likes sex. He is not married. He is in sin. His family had a lot of sex. He is sexually minded. This does not mean that he is supposed to or should have sex.

Also, when a person is saved the sin nature passes away and a new nature appears. This new nature takes the place of the sin, though the "like" is sometimes left. When a person is saved, the Holy Spirit comes inside them. The Holy Spirit warns people of sins, guides his sheep, and transforms the like of sin for the like of God.

So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus. Romans 6:10

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. John 16:13

(All verses are in the NLT)

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Just an observation, but Paul wrote quite clearly about how his sin nature - his flesh was at war with the spirit. Romans 7:14-25. To say "the sin nature passes away" isn't quite in line with Scripture. – David Oct 2 '12 at 23:16
I have always heard something along the lines of "Old nature is passed away". I was looking for the verse quickly and this is what I came up with. – Coupon22 Oct 3 '12 at 0:05
@DavidStratton Being at war is sin is different then having a sin nature. A sin nature doesn't know that sin is wrong and sins. Being at war with sin is, with God's help, trying to quit sinning and never going back. – Coupon22 Oct 4 '12 at 17:50

Just as it is our nature to want food and warmth and love, so it is our nature to want to sin. Whether it's technically "in our genes" or what, yes, it's how we all are born.

Nevertheless, what you do is under your control, and so you are responsible for your behavior. I like the color red, perhaps I was born liking the color red. But that doesn't force me to wear a red shirt. My will can control my desires. If we turn our lives over to Christ, he will give us the ability to overcome our natural desire to sin. Of course we'll still screw up regularly.

BTW, I also love to drive fast. Maybe that's genetic too. But if I told the policeman that I just couldn't help driving through the kindergarten playground at 90 miles per hour because I have this inborn, natural desire to drive fast, he may or may not sympathize, but I'm sure he'd still give me a ticket.

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