Come on. You’re not telling me that the Bible, the book of God’s love, says that all people are completely unrighteous by nature and therefore liable to the judgment of God? That’s exactly what I am saying. Listen for yourself from Romans 3:10-19: “There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one. Their throats are open graves, their tongues practice deceit. The
poison of vipers is on their lips, their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness. Their feet are swift to shed blood; ruin and misery mark their ways and the way of peace they do not know. There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
Finally, just to make sure that you don’t miss the point that this is a description of the whole human race, the writer adds, “Now we know whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God.”
I know that for most of us it is quite difficult to see ourselves in this grotesque description. Nonetheless, if you don’t see yourself here, you really haven’t seen yourself from God’s perspective.
Something to think about from “The Kingdom Perspective.”
“‘There is no fear of God before their eyes.’ Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that every mouth may be closed and all the world may become accountable to God; because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.”
~ Romans 3:18-20