Were You Really “Born That Way”?

Were You Really “Born That Way”?

Ps 51:5 GWT  “I was a sinner when my mother conceived me.” 

Whether your struggle is with alcohol, drugs, sex, anger, gossip, unforgiveness, stealing, lying, or gambling, one thing’s certain—we are all born with a propensity toward certain behaviors. So it’s not a genetics issue, it’s a spiritual issue. It’s not about science, it’s about sin. Any of us might find ourselves struggling with these issues—not because we inherited a gene for it, but because we inherited Adam’s fallen nature the day we were conceived. David said, “I was born guilty. I was a sinner when my mother conceived me.” Solomon said there are no exceptions: “Not a single person on earth is always good and never sins” (Ecc 7:20 NLT). So the answer is yes, we were all “born that way.” The reason these behaviors come naturally to us is not because we “can’t help being the way we are”; it’s because our sin nature is stronger than our desire to please God. Even when we try, at times we lose the fight! Paul, the greatest of Christians, admitted to failing when he tried to do right. “I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out” (Ro 7:18 NIV). So if we are all born that way, what’s the good news? Paul gives it to us: “Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord” (Ro 7:24-25 NLT). When you were born you received Adam’s corrupt nature, but through the new birth you receive Christ’s sin-conquering, life-changing, righteous nature!

13 comments (Add your own)

1. wrote:
Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I
could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter
updates. I've been looking for a plug-in like this for quite
some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this.
Please let me know if you run into anything.

I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new
updates.

Fri, October 5, 2018 @ 3:23 AM

2. wrote:
If you would like to grow your knowledge just keep visiting this
web page and be updated with the latest information posted
here.

Wed, October 17, 2018 @ 1:51 PM

3. wrote:
Nice blog here! Also your website loads up very fast!
What web host are you using? Can I get your associate
link to your host? I want my site loaded up as quickly as yours lol

Thu, October 18, 2018 @ 12:34 PM

4. wrote:
If you would like to get a great deal from this article then you have to apply these strategies to your
won weblog.

Sat, October 27, 2018 @ 10:36 AM

5. wrote:
Thanks for a marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you could be
a great author. I will always bookmark your blog and will often come back in the foreseeable future.
I want to encourage you continue your great job, have a nice evening!

Tue, October 30, 2018 @ 12:36 AM

6. wrote:
Heya are using Wordpress for your blog platform? I'm new to the blog world but I'm trying to get started and set up my own. Do you need any html coding knowledge to make your
own blog? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Fri, November 2, 2018 @ 10:22 PM

7. wrote:
Hello Dear, are you actually visiting this web site
daily, if so then you will definitely get nice know-how.

Tue, November 6, 2018 @ 12:56 PM

8. wrote:
Excellent weblog here! Additionally your site so much up fast!
What web host are you the use of? Can I am
getting your associate hyperlink to your host? I desire my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

Mon, November 12, 2018 @ 4:01 AM

9. wrote:
Hi there, the whole thing is going fine here
and ofcourse every one is sharing data, that's really excellent, keep up writing.

Wed, November 14, 2018 @ 6:10 AM

10. wrote:
Very energetic blog, I loved that a lot. Will there be a part 2?

Thu, November 15, 2018 @ 10:11 AM

11. wrote:
Hi, I believe your site might be having browser compatibility problems.
Whenever I take a look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine however when opening in Internet Explorer, it's got some overlapping issues.

I just wanted to provide you with a quick heads
up! Other than that, great site!

Thu, November 15, 2018 @ 11:51 AM

12. wrote:
Thanks to my father who shared with me concerning this blog, this website is truly amazing.

Tue, December 4, 2018 @ 11:57 AM

13. wrote:
Hi mates, its fantastic article about teachingand entirely
defined, keep it up all the time.

Thu, December 6, 2018 @ 5:09 AM

Add a New Comment


code
 

Comment Guidelines: No HTML is allowed. Off-topic or inappropriate comments will be edited or deleted. Thanks.

The Daily Encouraging Word Online

If you like to receive The Daily Encouraging Word online, it is available by email subscription or by daily Facebook and Twitter posts. Please click on the links below for options on getting the Daily Encouraging Word. For questions email info@tewonline.org

The Daily Encouraging Word via Email

The Daily Encouraging Word via Facebook

The Daily Encouraging Word via Twitter

Sharing God's Truth With a Searching World