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Human Nature....tainted
Posted On 11/25/2015 07:26:52 by PastorZomok

The heart is deceitful above all things
    and beyond cure.
    Who can understand it?---Jeremiah 17:9


We have all heard it and perhaps we believe it to be true.  I am speaking about the statement that is heard from many politicians and even ministers.  They will say, "I believe in the natural goodness of people".  It might be stated with different words but actually it is not so.  It is simply wishful thinking. People are not naturally good but instead have a natural inclination toward selfishness and sin.   Even a little baby will exhibit a bit of me me behavior not long after being born.  People are naturally this way.  

I do not like to speak of the doctrine of "total depravity" promoted by many Reformed theologians as it may sound misleading with its harsh sounding nomenclature.  We are not all ax murderers but it is correct in as much as we are all inclined toward evil.  This is not to say that people can not do any good but rather we simply bend toward the bad even if it is ever so subtle, (doctrines of ultruism nothwithstanding). The only one that can get us out of this is the God of the Bible. Only God is without taint.

Pastor Zomok

Tags: Heart Wicked Selfish Jeremiah



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