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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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.
We are all born into sin.
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.
(All verses are in the NLT)