For All have Sinned

Young or old, male or female, any man born of a woman was born  as a sinner from birth. This is because it was in sin that our mothers conceived us and as a result, the old man (sin) lived in us. The old man is that Adamic nature which later changes at the point of salvation. Sometimes you ask who taught an infant child to insult or who taught a growing child to behave in certain wrong ways. The truth is, the Adamic nature did. This is one illustration for the scripture "..for all have sinned..."

Basically, it means that we’re all lawbreakers because sin is a violation of God’s law (1 John 3:4). Sinfulness is the general characteristic of all mankind; we are all guilty before God. We are sinners by nature and by our own acts of transgression.

We are all sinners because Adam passed on his sinful condition that leads inevitably to our personal sin and death. All share Adam’s death sentence as an inherited condition (the “sin nature”) that is passed down to and through the human race and that every child brings into the world. Even before a child can be held accountable for personal sin, he or she is naturally prone to disobey, to tell lies, etc. Every child is born with a sinful nature.

The Lord looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God” (Psalm 14:2). And what does the all-seeing God find? “All have turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one” (verse 3). In other words, all have sinned.

Now that we know we were sinners from birth, the question now is, how do we move from that sinful state to the state of righteousness? To the presence of God (because when Adam sinned, he was driven from the presence of God) so how do we get back? It's simple.

1. Accept that you are a sinner

2. Repent of those sins

3. Forsake these sins, you won't do them again.

4. Ask Christ into your life and be whole and new again.

God's word says that "if we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness". We were once sinners who fell short of the glory of God, but then we didn't have to remain short of God's glory. This was the reason why Christ came to die for us, bringing us back to God's glory and for us to stand tall in his love and righteousness.

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