Well here I go again. I'd like to question a major doctrine of the Baptist church. Since it's becoming clear to me, Baptist means adhereing to certain doctrines AS WELL as a plain interpretation of scripture, I've decided. I'm not longer a Baptist. (How do I change that on my profile?) Not sure why I said I was, and my apologies, I probably joined this board when my converson to Independant christian was still new to me. That being said, I will no longer post in the Baptist section. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to be dishonest, and I've become convicted about it, since it does seem dishonest to say I'm Baptist when I do NOT profess most of the Baptist doctrines. I'm sorry. There, now that that's out of the way, I'd like to ask this question, what is sin nature? Other denominations feel free to weigh in (I'd like more than one opinion). I believe we have two natures. One good, one evil. Our lives are spent with those two in constant war. If I were of a far eastern, at this point, I would say, balance is the goal... then probably sit in a funny position and start a wierd chant attempting to cut myself off from the real world. No, balance is not the goal. Victory is the goal. Evil needs nothing more from the good to step aside, then it prevails. Just wanted to clarify, I'm not spouting yin and yang garbage. The two natures give rise to our chioce. With no desire for evil, I cannot choose evil. If I can't chose not God, isn't it less valuable to choose Him, than if I had a choice? This is why the love of a child, wife or friend is more valuable than a dog's. After all, a dog has no real choice, he's just feeding from his nature of the pack. A dog's love isn't real, not in the sense of human love. They really can't NOT behave the way they do. But humans are different... nay, I say we are superior. Our intelligence and ability to use judgement is why God made us the rulers of this earth (yes, we are stewards of this planet, and as such, nature is subject to us, stick that in your pipe and smoke it eviornmentalists:thumbs. Also, I would like to point out, when the Bible was written, "nature" or terms to that effect in other languages, often meant a set of learned behaviors, not unwilling evolved traits... after all, evolution wasn't dreamed up until the late eighteen hundreds.