Article: 5 Min

The Story of Us All: We Are Sinners in Need of a Savior

by Kevin DeYoung at World Magazine

Messages: 26 Min

Through Adam, Death

by John MacArthur at Grace To You

Verse
1 Timothy 1:13-15 NIV

Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. 

Verse
Ephesians 2:3 ESV

…we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.

Verse
Romans 5:12-13 ESV

Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, in this way death spread to all people, because all sinned. In fact, sin was in the world before the law, but sin is not charged to a person’s account when there is no law.

Quote

An honest man
with an open Bible
and a pad and pencil
is sure to find out
what is wrong with him
very quickly.

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What Do We Learn from History?

by C.S. Lewis from his book, "Mere Christianity"

What Satan put into the heads of our remote ancestors was the idea that they could ‘be like gods’—could set up on their own as if they had created themselves—be their own masters—invent some sort of happiness for themselves outside God, apart from God.

And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

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Verse
Genesis 3:1 ESV

Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, 'You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?”