Some of you helped me out a few weeks ago on the thread "Children Depraved". I am still discussing sinful nature with my friend who still believes that men are not born sinful but eventually end up sinning. I know this isn't really a Calvinism/Arminianism debate, as both believe in sinful nature. But I was hoping you guys can help me answer some more of his questions. This is from my most recent e-mail from him. ================================================== 1.If men are born so evil as you say, then why would Jesus say the following? Matt. 18:1-4"About that time the disciples came to Jesus to ask which of them would be the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus called a small child over to Him and set the little fellow down among them, and said, "unless you turn to God from your sins and become as little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. Therefore anyone who humbles himself as this little child, is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven." My question for you is, why would Jesus even want us to be like a child in order to be a part of the kingdom if they are so wicked? He did not specify "a child which the Father has chosen." He says to turn from your sins and become like a child. ================================================= Thanks for the help.