THE FOOL SAYS THERE IS NO GOD
“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doth good. The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.” (Psalm 14:1-2, KJV).
WE ARE BORN INTO SIN
“The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.” (Psalm 58:3, KJV).
OUR SINS LAID UPON JESUS
“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:5-6, KJV).
SIN CAME BY THE DISOBEDIENCE OF ONE MAN
Adam and Eve sinned against God in the Garden of Eden by disobeying Him; therefore every human being from that point forward has carried the curse of sin within themselves. “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” (Romans 5:12, KJV).
The underlying root cause of our separation from God is the barrier of sin. If we want to be “Made right with God”, then we must cross the “bridge” provided by JESUS. Our sinful nature prevents mortal humans from receiving the gift of eternal life, without first addressing our inherent, in-born problem with sin. In my next article, we will examine why Jesus is the only way we may receive forgiveness and eternal life.