Human Nature



Human Nature

“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.”

Albert Camus

Human nature has long provided a good topic for discussion. Augustine’s doctrine of original sin proclaimed that all people were born broken and self-centred. Hobbes argued that mankind was self-centred but held salvation not through God but through civil law.

Philosophers argued that people were born good and were instinctively aware of the welfare of others. More recently game shows like Survivor and Golden Balls test the balance between selfishness and cooperation by pitting strength of bonds against the desire of large sums of money.

So what is human nature?

Human beings all have human nature.

1 John 5:19

“We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.”

The human mind is able to do some astonishing things yet mankind breaths immorality, crime, murder, wars, and suffers all by his own doing:

Romans 3:23

“for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”

Mark 7:20-23

And He said, “What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornication, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man.”

Jeremiah 17:9

“The heart is deceitful above all things,

And desperately wicked;

Who can know it?”

Romans 8:7

“Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.”

So why do we have evil thoughts?

Why has the human mind harbored hatred towards God?

Where Does human nature come from?

Ephesians 2:2

“In which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience.”

The devil is the Prince of this world and rules the airways influencing everything like one big broadcast transmitter.

The air in Ephesians 2:2 refers to the invisible realm above the earth where Satan and his demons move and exist. This space, of course, is the location of the earth’s atmosphere or air. Satan’s spirit works with humans on earth affecting the very character of mankind that God is trying to build. Thoughts can easily be governed by the Devil and move us away from morality.

Revelation 12:9

“So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”

Yet most people do not believe in God apart from true-born again Christians:

2 Corinthians 4:4

“Whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”

Acts 5:32

“And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him.”

If we do not obey The Ten Commandments then we develop human nature which is governed by the Devil. Satan is the master deceiver and we are all deceived apart from Christians that know the truth. The Devil reflects his nature onto man through the airways by any means possible like TV, Internet, music, newspapers and much more, using his power he can make us feel it is natural pushing anything spiritual firmly aside. Satan controls God’s fallen on earth and the Lord is long-suffering.

Acts 13:10

“O full of all deceit and all fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord?”

The purpose of mankind is to develop God’s character, Satan also develops many humans to follow his ways to know nothing better or even want too. The creator has always told us there is a better way The Ten Commandments:

Psalm 119:172

“My tongue shall speak of Your word,

For all Your commandments are righteousness.”

Man has always not wanted to obey laws, we want to be free moral agents without the Word of God inside us. Jesus warned mankind that the Devil was evil and will deceive the nations:

John 8:40

“But now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has told you the truth which I heard from God.”

Mankind is wrong, human nature is wrong, spiritual nature is the only true way to salvation. So why do humans not understand the bigger picture of things that have happened and to come?

John 8:43-44

“Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word.”

John 8:47

“He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore, you do not hear, because you are not of God.”

Satan influences mankind to reject God and is the author of spiritual rejection, wars, terrorism, murder, rape, disease, poverty, starvation, all come from our own corrupted human nature.

2 Timothy 3:1-5

“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

God is a Father and these are very strong words to all his children. Can you see yourself in this list?

Do you have a form of Godliness which comes from Satan thinking you are a God?

The power of money how little we do in life without a steady cash flow. If a disobedient child won’t obey rules, he won’t be able to participate in group activities such as sports and may even be at a higher risk for physical injury. Extreme disobedience in school can also damage the teacher-student relationship and lead to poor academic achievement. Lusts and sex are the biggest influence on all mankind.

There is approximately 1.4 million reported cases of chlamydia, a rate of 456.1 cases per 100,000 population, is up 2.8 percent since 2013.

Rates of primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis – the most infectious stages of syphilis –and gonorrhoea have both increased since 2013, by 15.1 percent and 5.1 percent, respectively. In 2014, there were 350,062 reported cases of gonorrhoea (a rate of 110.7 per 100,000) and 19,999 reported cases of P&S syphilis (for a rate of 6.3 per 100,000).

50 percent of sexually active youths will contract an STD by 25. 20 percent of high-school girls have an STD. 1 in 5 people over 12 have genital herpes as a result of type one or two herpes, though most genital herpes is from type two.

Oral sex can dramatically increase the risk of developing throat cancer by as much as 22 times.

A study found that people carrying the virus HPV human papillomavirus were twenty-two times more likely to suffer from a potentially lethal tumour and the list goes on.

The devil has perfect access to all mankind without the Word we have no power of God. Human nature comes from Satan and is acquired from him, not by God. Just like Governments around the world broadcast their message that they are right including religions, the devil broadcasts his will as the only way to live on earth. Satan has always tried to destroy the fabric of unity through diversity and corruption. Human nature is acquired not inherited:

2 Corinthians 11:3

“But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”

When a Christian comes to God he sheds human nature and takes on spiritual nature which blocks the Devils corruptible nature dead:

Ephesians 2:3

“Among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.”

So what should all of us do?

James 4:7

“Therefore, submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”

Building character of Christ resists the pulls of human nature. Choosing to do good works is part of a healthy character and strengthens us:

Ephesians 6:10-12

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

Human nature can and has complete dominion over mankind and we will never inherit the kingdom of God without spiritual nature.

Galatians 5:19-21

“Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

The kingdom of Satan is well established on earth so do you want to inherit the new kingdom of God soon to come?

Romans 1:28-32

“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.”

Can you again see yourself in this list above?

Romans 3:10-16

As it is written:

“There is none righteous, no, not one;

There is none who understands;

There is none who seeks after God.

They have all turned aside;

They have together become unprofitable;

There is none who does good, no, not one.

“Their throat is an open tomb;

With their tongues, they have practised deceit”;

“The poison of asps is under their lips”;

“Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.”

“Their feet are swift to shed blood;

Destruction and misery are in their ways;”

Seek God and embrace harmony. Satan will be dethroned soon and a new leader of government will take office. Vote now for this leader by picking up your bible and following its laws. Perfected spiritual laws are coming to be enjoyed by all nations. God’s purpose is to restore his government, and develop character in man, so prepare your character card and vote Christ:

Revelation 21:7

“He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.”

“It is not to be expected that human nature will change in a day.”

Frank B. Kellogg

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