There are many reasons given to attempt to explain why people do what they do. Until science discovered DNA and chromosomes, the idea of a specific gene that causes us to struggle with our sin was not widely entertained. This has lead to the theory that I can’t help what I am doing, and therefore, it is a sickness or malady that I can not control. The problem with this is that there is little or no hope that there will be any cure for this malady any time soon. People become “trapped” in their behavior, and as a result we see many acting out their behavior in an open and flagrant way. While we may have a genetic predisposition toward certain types of behavior, that does not mean that we have to live and act on that predisposition. Free will, choice, and discipline still have a great deal to do with how much these tendencies will affect a person’s actions. Sinful behavior cannot be legitimized by a quick baptism in the gene pool. Remember we are a fallen race, born in sin. We were born spiritually dead (John 3:5-6), and are all physically imperfect (1 Cor. 15:1-54), As a result we cannot assume that because of something in inborn I can not change it. We read in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such WERE some of you, but you WERE washed, But you WERE sanctified, But you WERE justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.” (Emphasis mine). Understand that we are not trapped in our “genetic code” by the power of God we can overcome our sin!