There Is None Righteous -No Not One

November 18

“This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance,
that Christ Jesus came into the world
to save sinners, of whom I am chief.”
1 Timothy 1:15

Many people, especially “religious” persons, believe they are not in need of salvation because they are “good.” But listen to the Word of God:

“There is none righteous, no, NOT ONE…”
Romans 3:10

NOT ONE. That includes Mother Teresa, Billy Graham, and every other “good” person who was ever born. When Adam sinned, he came under the curse of sin and death and every descendant from Adam comes into the world in a fallen, sinful human nature.

“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves,
and the truth is not in us.”
1 John 1:10

That’s why Jesus said we MUST be born again (John 3:7).

Our natural birth brings us into the world dead in sin. If you doubt that, put any two-year-old in front of a bowl of cookies and tell him not to touch it. Or put two toddlers in a room and watch until one tries to take a toy away from another. You will see acted out in front of you disobedience, selfishness, covetousness, theft; the sin nature will be very evident. You try to raise your child to overcome the sin nature, but you can only train his BEHAVIOR through fear and reward to a certain point, you cannot rid the child of the sin nature. That’s why Jesus said, “You MUST be born again.”

Jesus came for those who realize they cannot overcome sin. He alone can provide the cure, the deliverance, the salvation. You must receive this personally, you’re not saved because you’re a good person and you’re not saved because you were raised in a Christian home. You were born spiritually dead and “You MUST be born again.”






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