From the sin and salvation thread(http://www.baptistboard.com/showthread.php?t=47811): Now, I lost track of exactly what they were argu--I mean discussing over on that thread and I don't want this one to dissolve into a continuation of that thread, but this one post caught my eye and now I'm curious. I've never actually heard that sin comes from Satan. I was taught that sin comes from the heart of man (the heart of man is decietful and desperately evil). Sooo, can we have some scripture for and against this idea. You know, it does seem that I've heard an idea that if Satan and his ilk were taken out of the world humanity would straighten itself out, but would this actually be the case? I have my doubts, but I'm not sure scripture ever speaks of this being a possiblity either. The other thing I'm curious about is this whole omnipresence of Satan idea. Yeas, nays? Let's hear some arguements about this possibility as well. One more question that seems to flow from this line of conversation: If Satan had never rebelled would sin have entered this world? Another way, without temptation, would it ever have occured to Eve to eat the fruit or Adam to outright disregard what God had told him? I realize that much of this will be speculation, but I'm bored tonight so speculate away.