Mankind has only ever had ONE nature… the nature of God (Elohim – Father, Son, and Spirit). We weren’t born with a “sin nature” and then miraculously when we believed in Jesus, He took that nature out and gave us His nature! Although I believed that for years!!
Genesis 1:27 – So God (Elohim – Father, Son & Holy Spirit) created man in His own image, in the image of God (Elohim – Father, Son, & Spirit) created He him; male and female He created them.
ALL mankind – male and female — created in the image, in the NATURE of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit.
Genesis 2:7 – Then the LORD God (Yahweh Elohim) formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed the Breath of Lives (plural indicating Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) and the man became a living being.
He (or really THEY – the Trinity) breathed Their divine breath, breathed ALL that they are, Their very nature INTO man. One nature – God’s IN man!
Yes, man sinned… and still sins. But we have only ever had the nature of the Father, Son, & Spirit. From the garden until today the problem hasn’t been sin but rather man believing that he is something other than image and likeness, the nature of God.
As a man thinks in his heart so is he! Thinks is the word sha’ar in Hebrew meaning to reason, to calculate, to estimate. It also means gatekeeper!
Adam didn’t pass on a sin nature to mankind. If that were true then Cain wouldn’t have had the choice to use his authority over sin. He would’ve simply yielded to “his nature.” But God said to Cain in Genesis 4:7 “…. sin lies at the door. And it’s desire is for you AND YOU SHOULD RULE (HAVE DOMINION) OVER IT!
He did NOT say to Cain, “I wish you could rule over it Cain.” Or “I wish you had dominion like Adam once had, but now all you have is the sin nature that your father passed onto you.” NO! He reminded Cain that he indeed had authority over sin… it was not inherent in him! He reminded him of his true nature… likeness and image of God, with dominion and authority.
Cain was the GATEKEEPER of his heart, of his entire being… He had the power to choose to walk in the nature of God or a distorted image that yielded to sin.
Wake up to who you’ve ALWAYS been — nature of Father, Son, & Holy Spirit, Their likeness and image, with dominion over ALL the works of Their hands and ALL things under your feet!! You never had a sin nature!