Friday, September 29, 2006

Romans 3:23

Romans 3:23 - ...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (NASB)

I was reading Scott Adams' blog (he writes the Dilbert comic) recently, and he talked about whose fault it would be if a kid got killed by a bear he was prodding. Scott's point was that it's no-one's fault really. The kid could be seen as being responsible for his actions, but he's just a kid, right? The bear is responding out of his natural instincts, so you wouldn't say it's his fault. Whatever your views are on this matter, it raises an interesting point.

All have sinned. Including that non-Christian over there. I'm not saying it's his fault he's sinned, just like it's not someone's fault if they get cancer. He might be a really good person, but without Christ, he can't make it into heaven. I guess that's harsh, but God is holy and we're not. So to be able to have life with God, we need Christ first. He died so that our sin could be cancelled out. It doesn't matter whose fault it is that we've sinned. That's not the point. The point is that our state of sinfulness can be cured (just like a disease) when we get Christ. Then we can be friends with God. Easy, huh!

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