The Good News of Jesus Christ
All Have Sinned - Part 1 of 2
Now the Holy Bible says: By one man (Adam) sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned - Romans 5:12. Romans 5:18-19 Therefore as by the offence of one (Adam) judgment came upon all men to condemnation; So by Adam disobedience many were made sinners…
So because of Adams offence, all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). And as it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. (Romans 3:10,11)
From what you've read so far, you can see how Adam's sin has been passed down to all of us, and that we've all sinned against God. But you may be thinking, "I read how Adam sinned against God." But how have I and others sinned against God? To show how we've all sinned. All we need to do is take the time to read God's Law (Ten Commandments).
Here are just five of the Ten Commandments:
1. "You shall have no other gods before Me."
Have any of us always loved God with "all of your heart, mind, soul, and strength," and love his neighbour as much as he has loved himself.
3. "You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain."
Have you ever taken God's name in vain -instead of using a four letter word to express disgust, you've used His name? Hitler's name wasn't despised enough to use as a curse word. If you have used His holy name in that manner, you are a blasphemer and will not enter the Kingdom of God.
7. "You shall not commit adultery."
Who of us can say that we are pure of heart? Jesus warned, "You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not commit adultery.' But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust after her has committed adultery already with her in his heart."
Remember that God has seen every thought you have had and every sin you have ever committed. The day will come when you have to face His Law, and we are told that the impure, fornicators (those who have sex before marriage) and adulterers will not enter the Kingdom of God.
8. "You shall not steal."
Have you ever taken something that belonged to someone else (irrespective of its value)? Then you are a thief you cannot enter God's Kingdom.
9. "You shall not bear false witness."
Have you ever told a lie? Then you are a liar. How many lies do you have to tell to be a liar? Just one. The Bible warns that all liars will have their part in the Lake of Fire (Revelation 21:8). You may not think deceitfulness is a serious sin. God does!
Who of us can say we are not guilty of breaking
just these Five of the Ten Commandments?
All of us have sinned, and just as with civil law, you don't have to break ten laws to be a lawbreaker, so the Bible warns, "For whoever shall keep the whole Law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all." (James 2:10)