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What Is Sin Nature

What is a 'sin nature?' Where do we find this term in the bible? What scriptures say 'sin nature' and then expand on what it is? P.S. last I checked all humanity is born under a condemnation and judgement, would you say that condemnation, judgement and 'sin nature are the same things?

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Sin Nature are words used to define what has been mentioned here. The nature we inherit from Adam. The old man of sin.

When we are born again we recieve a new nature that loves GOD and the things of GOD. This wars against our old selfish nature.
---Samuel on 7/7/09

# 2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away, behold, all things are become new.

# Ephesians 4:24
And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

# Colossians 3:10
And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

Romans 6:4Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

5For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
---kathr4453 on 7/7/09

I agree with what---Mishon has to say about this.
---mima on 7/7/09

"Sin nature" is one of the many non-biblical buzzwords and practices of American pop-evangelicals.
---Cluny on 7/6/09

Cluny, the OLD man, is where our sin nature exists,

# Romans 6:6
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

# Ephesians 4:22
That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts,

# Colossians 3:9
Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds,
---kathr4453 on 7/7/09

You go girl! What have you there, your own made up bible version?
---Nana on 7/7/09

"Sin nature" is one of the many non-biblical buzzwords and practices of American pop-evangelicals.
---Cluny on 7/6/09

The SIN Nature is your old adam. Original sin passed to all mankind giving them a sin nature...and for that in Adam ALL die.

Romans 7..Paul tells us in our old Adam is where sin is...

Romans 6 state ..shall our sin nature continue that grace may abound..Paul says ..God Forbid, for don't you know that your old man...Adam with his sin nature was buried with Christ into death...that we may be raised up IN CHRIST with a NEW NATURE....newness of Life.

The spirit of the Life of Christ has set us free from the law of sin, death, condemnation, judgement, wrath,that will be coming on ALL who have rejected Jesus Christ and HIS GIFT of salvation from sin, death, condemnation, wrath, judgement etc.

***Romans 8:1
---kathr4453 on 7/6/09

In Rom. 6, the word "sin" is used 17 times. 16 of those times the article "the" is present in the original Greek but was removed by the KJ translators for clarity. Therefore, Paul was not referring to an act of sin but the sin nature. In 6:12, Paul personifies the sin as a king that reigns in the heart of the believer who has taken his faith away from the Proper Object, Who is Christ and Him Crucified. At salvation, one is crucifed with Christ and has risen to newness of life. He now has a new nature, and the SN is rendered inoperative. It will awaken when one takes his eyes off of Christ's Finished Work. One must always look to Christ in every aspect of one's life.
---Blake on 7/4/09

Duane, thanks for the encouragement. The flesh nature is our carnal nature & that can never please God because its only possible to please God with faith. We are told to walk in the Spirit not in the flesh; our choice. Our position in Christ is that we are SINLESS, because of His righteousness, not ours. Be free in the freedom He wrought for you & your family.
---Mishon on 4/1/07

Although it may not be in the King James Version. It is in many other translations. It used in place of flesh.
Romans 8:8 KJV
So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
Romans 8:8
Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.

Sinful nature is just another way of saying our flesh nature. Our fleshs natural desire. As a Christian our flesh must be crucified so we no longer will please it and walk in the Spirit with faith in Christ. (Galations 5:24)
---Matthew on 3/30/07

Wonderfull, great...I couldnt have said it better.
---duane on 3/30/07

Sin nature is NOT in the Bible at all.
If we have accepted Jesus as our Lord & Saviour, we NOW have His nature which is 100% righteous; what we have to deal with is our carnal thinking & we have the answer in Rom.12:1-2. In God's sight we are SINLESS, how about that?
---Mishon on 3/30/07

We are all created with the human nature that has, due to Adam's fall, the sin nature in it. It is inherited from Adam.
---Helen_5378 on 1/27/07

greetings.People are born with sin potential.Our nature if left unattended by spiritual conditioning will gravitate to the primitive levels of those who we see as evil.Sin is not transferrable.One does not pass it on to their offspring.The idea of a son being like his father is purely genetic, enviromental and learned.Sin debt never was.The curse never was.Many believe today that God has an evil nature to cripple his children because of anothers mistake or default.
---earl on 1/26/07

Bev I like your response. To use a more biblicaly familiar term we are conceived and born with HUMAN FLESH.
---Ryan on 1/26/07

no such thing as anyone being created with a sin nature.
that would make GOD evil and he would be the TEMPTER, he is neither. WE are not created with a sin nature but with HUMAN NATURE
---Bev on 1/26/07

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scripture tells us that by one man sin came into the world aka adam.every other person born since adam sinned has INHERITED,this natural seseptability to sin.scripture also tells us that only since christs death and resurection do we have power over sin,yet we are still deceived.why?because we allow are flesh to rule are minds?we allow temptation to rule are actions?are decisions?don,t know what you would call that but I would say we are naturally suseptable to the power of sin.also its within the flesh.
---tom2 on 1/21/07

so lets see. when scripture says that jesus didn,t reveal himself,even to the apostles because he knew the hearts of men are evil,and that they love the darkness.he didn,t mean they have a sin nature ,he meant they have a nature of being deceived by satan.WRONG.HUMANS THOUGH CREATED IN God image don,t have Gods nature,they have a sin nature.only christ was without this nature.
---tom2 on 1/19/07

Jack - Sin was only ever unnatural to man before Adam and Eve sinned. We all do have a sin nature otherwise we would be incapable of sinning. It is inherited from Adam when he fell. As I have said before you do have RCC doctrine whether you realise it or not.
---Helen_5378 on 1/10/07

They may be sinless in the sense they have not sinned personaly but, they are under the curse of original sin are they not? In other words, if by some means one were to grow up and not ever sin (this we understand to be impossible but for the sake of argument) they would still need a saviour.
---Bruce5656 on 1/10/07

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Even though they never personaly sinned, they would be lost with out faith in the finished work of Jesus.
Isa 64:6, "But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away."
---Bruce5656 on 1/10/07

Bruce ::Yes I agree but"Sin Nature" is a coined word, because original sin is something we inherited by virtue of Gods command.but He also says each one is liable for his own Transgressions so untill man or child does not cross that line they are sinless by virtue of their own free willnot to sin..Do you agree?
---EMCEE on 1/9/07

Gensis has the story. Man was created in God's image, but Adam and Eve sinned and brought original sin into the world. We all are born with original sin now. We are to renew our minds daily to be more Christ- like.
---Ruthie on 1/9/07

"Sin nature" is understood to be a combination of original sin and the lack of one's abilitiy to resist sinning. As a Catholic, you believe in original sin and you have stated here that it is in our nature to be decieved and take the devil's nature.

So, while we may use different terms, we are talking about the same thing. Man is born lost, outside of God's grace and needs to be delivered from the grip of sin. Agreed?
---Bruce5656 on 1/9/07

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I agree with JACK there is no such thing as sin nature.while it may be in opur nature to be decieved & take the devils nature YET we are made to the image & likeness of God who does not creat sin:same as he created A&E.Satan introduced sin into this world by enticement "You will be like God& your eyeswill be opened:GEN3;3-7
---EMCEE on 1/9/07

** The sin nature is the desire to commit sin that we are all born with. Condemnation and judgment are not the sin nature but are the result of sin.**

There is no such thing as a "sin nature."

Sin is actually UNnatural to man, as Christ's human nature was exactly like ours--yet He did not sin.
---Jack on 1/9/07

The sin nature is the desire to commit sin that we are all born with. Condemnation and judgment are not the sin nature but are the result of sin.
---Helen_5378 on 1/9/07

Thank you. Point taken. I should have mentioned that the first three chapters of Romans demonstrate the depravity of man outside of God's grace. Taken together, there is no concept of an UNsin nature. Just the opposite. the point Paul was making in Rom 2:14 is that there is a inate knowledge of good and evil and as we see later in Romans, we are obligated to do evil as, outside of God's grace, we are under the law of sin and death. Incapable of living right. Rom 3:10ff
---BRUCE5656 on 1/8/07

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**And yes Paul speaks of a sin nature specifically:
Romans 2:14, "For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:"**

This does NOT mean "sin nature." In fact, it teaches (for lack of a better word) an UNsin nature.
---Jack on 1/8/07

There is a universal need of salvation, because all have sinned or are born with a sin nature. Eccl.7:20; Is. 64:6; Gal. 3:22;
---Debbie on 1/8/07

I can testify that no one had to teach me to steal a cookie or lie and say I had not. That behavior was innate in me. It is a reflection of what we refer to as the sin nature.

Paul teaches in Romans that we were enslaved to the law of sin and death. We were obliged to sin. Jesus has delivered us from that obligation (the sin nature). Rom 8:2
---Bruce5656 on 1/8/07

And yes Paul speaks of a sin nature specifically:
Romans 2:14, "For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:"
---Bruce5656 on 1/8/07

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Ryan. You won't find any reference to the sin nature in the born again person because they are born again. All you will find is that they have a problem with the flesh. In Rom. 7 Paul is saying he has a problem with the flesh, not the sin nature. Rom.6 says we died with Christ and our old man is crucified and dead. All we have to deal with is the flesh.
---john on 1/8/07

John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

---scripture on 1/7/07

John 5:22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:

Mat 9:13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
---scripture on 1/7/07

Romans 7:20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

It shows that our sin-nature is the tendency or desire to sin that is in our members.

I wouldn't say that condemnation & judgement ane sin-nature are the samething.

Condemnation & judgement are products of operating in a person's sin-nature.(Romans 8:1)
---Rickey on 1/7/07

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ryan,the only one that comes to mind isjohn 3 19 jesus talks about coming into the world,and that men loved darkness because ther deeds were evil.if men love darkness you may assume that by jesus,s own words that all are pre disposed to sin.or it comes natural to them.
---tom2 on 1/7/07

(I.)Ryan,Read(Gal. 5:17).The sin-nature is one of the many curses in this present world. Jesus came to set the captives free. Jesus said those that are truly born-again, will not be a slave to sin, like they were before they were saved. Walking in the Spirit is a MUST, because that [old man-nature](the adamic nature) tries to rear his ugly head from time to time, self must be denied,kept UNDER SUBJECTION TO THE HOLY GHOST.Jesus said that a person that refuses to deny self,take up his cross,
---Mrs._Morgan on 1/7/07

(II.)Ryan,...and follow Him, isn't worthy of Him. Some Christians hear the Word, but are not doers of It(James 1:21-27),meaning that "old man adamic nature" has not [truly] been surrendered to the Lord.The Word says if the Son frees you are free indeed,but many Christians[initially]didnt want what Jesus calls [freedom],they wanted to still be led by the flesh,not the Holy Spirit,so they were NOT CHANGED.There must be a true godly [Jesus-Blood]conversion,or else one is NOT saved. God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 1/7/07

(III.) Ryan, Christians that desire the things of the flesh, are lusting after that old adamic-nature. Adam not only passed on his fallen nature to mankind, but death too. Death and the adamic-nature(sin-nature) go hand in hand. People that follow after false doctrines like "Once Saved Always Saved", give excuses for [giving in] to the adamic-nature, It just wont work.
---Mrs._Morgan on 1/7/07

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"Sin nature" is like "age of accountability," "accept Jesus" and "personal Savior"--pseudo-Biblical phrases that have been repeated so much that people think they are actually part of Scripture.
---Jack on 1/7/07

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