Sin-nature or sinner by choice? Theological statement on FB: “I wasn’t born a sinner, I became one. You cannot repent from something you were from birth, only something you have chosen to become after. This is why as long as Christians believe they were born sinners, they will have no idea what sin is… Sin is transgression of the Law of God.”
Must a child be taught to disrespect his parents? Must a child be taught to lie or steal? You were born with a sin-nature inherited from your father who inherited that sin-nature from his father who ultimately inherited it from our first father, Adam. We all sin (Romans 3:23) because we’re sinners by nature. This is why Messiah was born through the womb of a virgin woman as He bypassed the sin-nature passed through the seed of man, Adam – Joseph.
It is that sin-nature and the accompanying sin, when having attained an age of reason/accountability, that separates us from God and that chasm can only be bridged by faith in the Son, Jesus Christ, as your God and Mediator for sin because in Adam, all die and the unrepentant, those who reject Jesus as Lord, will die the “second death” in Hell because God the Father is NOT going to permit your unrepentant sin to enter His Kingdom subsequent to the death of your body in Time (1 Corinthians 15:22; Revelation 20:11-15; Revelation 21:27).