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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  1. Gerry says:

    Despite the fact that I am a sinner it is my intention to steadily try and become a better servant for Christ. I will not let my failures define me. I serve a forgiving merciful and loving God.

  2. Adepeju Robert James says:

    O Lord Jesus Christ let your grace sufficient for me and my family and let your blood cover all our sin

  3. Joyce Paul says:

    May His transforming work on our behalf stimulate us to live up to the presentation n to be humbly grateful to Christ for His finishing work in our life. God bless us! Amen.

  4. Richard says:

    It’s true man is sinful by nature but its only by the grace of God we can change

  5. m says:

    I thank God for this day. Help my family especially my son Amen

  6. Kay says:

    Love Billy Graham most of all the writers in your magazine

  7. Soloomon Ogah says:

    Indeed, we sinned and we always sin but by God’s grace, we are save

  8. Gerry says:

    Sadly, despite my intense love for the Triune Godhead and my sincere desire to please Christ….I will sin, somehow, today. It is a frustrating reality. However we must continue to seek his forgiveness and do our best every day.

    1. Max says:

      Gerry, Your comment is clear, concise and goes directly to the heart. God bless you.

  9. Joyce Paul says:

    God can protect, promote and provide for us when it seems no one else can help. people may mock our message but they can’t stop our Prayers.god Bless you and BGEA Richly! amen.