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!

Read more about sin.

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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25 Comments

  1. Nosa says:

    Thank you for the word, making us understand holy living through Christ is what God needs from his children. This is a good understanding. Thank you.

  2. Tony says:

    I claim the blood of Jesus over my life.

  3. Cheryl. Mcwilliams says:

    This morning I came back to the revelation that my life is miserable without the savior I met 33 yrs. ago. I have wasted the last few years from discouragement. I live on the road and see a great deal of hurt. When I planned a Thanksgiving dinner for some in the campground, I knew I had come home. Feed the stomach, feed the soul. Thank you, Jesus.