All Have Sinned

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Many people still cling to the notion that man is naturally good. We did not get this from the Greeks. Aristotle said, “There is no good in mankind.” We did not get it from Judaism. Jeremiah said, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9).

We did not get it from Christian teachings. The Apostle Paul said, “All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). We got this illusion, I believe, from the philosophers and psychologists of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who taught the false doctrine that man is a helpless victim of his environment.

The Bible says that man is not naturally good. All human experience confirms it. Man is rebellious by nature. This first rebellion in history happened in the Garden of Eden, where the environment was perfect and there was no heredity on which to blame it!

Prayer for the day

Each time I become obsessed by the idea that my deeds are so noble, let me remember the magnanimity of Your perfect life.

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  1. D.S.Rajsekhar, Triplicane, Chennai. says:

    Thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing (Ii Cor.2:14 & 15). Billy Graham Sir, you have the aroma of Christ that I am able to savour every day when I open your devotional. Help, Lord, for the Godly man ceases to be,For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men (Psa.12:1). Rev.Dr. Graham Sir,my prayer is that you’ll be with us till Christ returns in Glory. We hear you and follow Jesus. Hallowed be HIS Name. Amen.

  2. wendy says:

    I try so hard to be a good Christian and every day I come up lacking

  3. BOBBY says:

    he must increase and we must decrease