All Have Sinned

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Prayer

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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18 Comments

  1. Rosario Lewis says:

    You can never be good enough to call yourself good in front of Jesus. But we are still saints because of God’s love for us. John 3:16. Our guilt is wiped away and our sins atoned. Believe in the Lord Jesus and you and your family will be saved from eternal destruction both here and after death. Glory to God. Amen

  2. Gerry says:

    No one ,who ever walked this earth (except Christ), was ,or is , sinless. We are all sinners , despite our best efforts and intentions. So do we just resign ourselves to this fact and give in to sinful thoughts and deeds? Absolutely not. Just the opposite, as believer’s we must do our very best to minimize our sinful ways. We can accomplish this and become more Christlike and try to overcome our sinful habits as we pray fully study scriptures each day.

  3. Max says:

    Pray, fast. put on the whole armor of God. The prince of the air and his minions are everywhere and over the thousands of years they have learned every dirty trick there is to use on mankind. Alone we are helpless against them. The ONLY hope we have is placing our faith in Jesus Christ who loved us enough to be scourged, shamed ant die a horrible, painful death nailed to a tree. God help us to overcome.

  4. Mohamed says:

    I love it and I hope people should listen to it and do the job ok

  5. 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.

  6. wendy says:

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

  7. BOBBY says:

    he must increase and we must decrease