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|What Makes Human Commit Sins All The Days Of Their Lives? by live4dgospel(m): 2:41pm On Sep 13|
Humans are sinners by their very nature. Nothing good is inside men. Some who think they are virtuous are simply deceiving themselves. That's why Paul exclaimed For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find."(Romans 7:18). Human beings can never do without sins, in fact they are incompatible with righteousness. They can't spend a day without committing sin, if they don't commit sin they will never feel comfortable. I mean, sin gives them comfort but righteousness is a burden to them! Do we commit sins because we want to? No! We commit sins because we can't help ourselves. Human beings are like bucket overfilled with water, as it is carried around, it spills water everywhere. In the same way, human beings spill out sins everywhere they go. If someone travels from Abuja to Lagos, he is simply spilling sins all his way to Lagos. Am I lying? No! While in a vehicle or plane, he may sit beside good looking pretty woman and all evil thoughts start to spring up in his heart, if possible he may end talking and sharing contacts. If he happens to look through the window of the bus, he may see beautiful girl. Immediately, what comes to his heart is "Wow! That girl is sexy, look at her backside, this is the type of girl I would like to be with". The same thing is applicable to women as well, women are just as pervert as men, the only difference is that while men are a bit open about their own, women are simply more discreet about it. But they are all the same in its essence. How do I know? Because the word of God says human beings are born with 12 kinds of sins in their hearts both men and women alike. It can not be an overstatement to say that the 'default mode' of humans is committing sins. Sin is something that humans don't learn but they are all experts at it. Little children learn bad things even while their parents are busy teaching them to do good deeds. They sin because sins are inherent in them and not good deeds! Pastors' children will prove this beyond reasonable doubt, while their girls are at home they seem to live a 'holy life' but once they gain admission into a far away university. They turn into something else, utilizing the golden opportunity to explore the beauty of life! There are millions of visitors in Pornography websites daily. Why? Because there is "fornication" in the heart of men. How about "murder"? It is also present in human heart! When there is an incident, and it happens that only one person dies, people will feel dissatisfied and disappointed. They want to see hundreds of casualties before they can exclaim "Gosh! This is serious" This is an evidence of murder in human heart!
My friends, this is not an exaggeration on my own. This is actually what the Scriptures say about human beings.
What is mankind like? We shouldn’t just look at one’s outside appearance and body, but we should look at what is inside him. Here is a glass that has water in it. So this glass is a glass of water. If this glass had lemonade, however, it would be a glass of lemonade, and if it had milk, it would then be a glass of milk. We know that it’s still a glass, but depending on what’s inside, it can be a different type of a glass. Is mankind good by nature, or is it evil? The Bible says that mankind is evil and filthy by its very nature. It is written in Mark 7:20-22, “What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.” As such, the Bible declares that mankind is filled with all sorts of iniquities. Human beings are born sinners. Therefore, they cannot but commit sin during their entire lifetime. They are wicked and filthy from their very birth. In other words, it’s mankind who has evil sins. Human beings, because they are all born as the descendants of Adam, can never practice virtue. Man is evil by nature.
Let me give you some examples. Which country kicks off practically all fads? Virtually every fad starts from Paris, France. France is the country that is most sensitive to fads, more so than even Britain or the United States. It’s said that French women tend to indulge in quite an extravagance, and they especially love their pets. A young lady in France was raising a white pig as a pet. As someone who has no pet, I find this hard to understand, but at any rate, the woman raised a white pig as a pet, following the latest fad of the time. She just loved her white pig. It was so cute and cuddly that she could hardly take her eyes off it. Its tiny, rolled up tail was so cute, its short legs were so lovely, and its plumb body was so cuddly. She bathed her pig with milk, so that its hair would be all shiny. Not only this, but she even sprinkled it with Montblanc, a famous French fragrance, and named her pig, Montblanc, as well. Like this, she raised her white pig with all her care and dotted on it. One day, the woman had to go on a business trip for a week. The problem, though, was this white pet pig. She wasn’t sure whether she should take her pet pig with her or leave it at home. If she took the pig with her, she couldn’t expect to get any business done, but if she just left it at home, she worried that there was no one to bathe it, play with it, and take care of it. So after thinking long and hard, she finally decided to leave the pig at home. She locked the front gate, but she left every door inside her house open for her pig to roam around; she prepared enough food and water to last for a week; and before she left, she gave it a clean bath. She then said to the pig, “My little baby, you take good care of yourself until I’m back from the trip. I’ve got all your food ready here. Roam around all you want inside the house, and sleep on this clean carpet that I’ve laid especially for you.” Even after all this, she still didn’t want to part from her pig, and so she kissed it for one last time and then finally went out. But even while on the road, all her thoughts were on her beloved pig. She had all sorts of worries, wondering, “Would my little baby pig be okay while I’m away? It won’t fall into the water dish, would it?” Finally, after she was done with her business, she returned home the next week. As soon as she opened the gate, she called out her pig’s name, Montblanc, but there was no answer. She looked around everywhere in the house, from the bedroom to the living room and to the kitchen, but her beloved Montblanc was nowhere to be found. Just as she was getting worried sick thinking that someone might have stolen her pig, she heard it “oink” somewhere. So she tracked this sound and got closer, and when she called out for Montblanc, there were more oinks coming. Where do you suppose this pig was? Montblanc was sitting on a pile of trash in an outfall that was at the corner of the garden. It had feasted on so much filthy sewage for the past week that its stomach was all plump, lying there in all that filth with its four legs sticking out, but when it heard the voice of its owner calling its name, it was happy to answer with an “oink”. The woman said, “Come up here right away, Montblanc!” but the pig didn’t move. Montblanc didn’t even budge, with its face looking as if to say, “But lady, I like where I am!” The woman had never seen Montblanc with a happier face than this! It was the first time that the woman saw such a satisfied expression on Montblanc’s face, but only when it was lying on filthy sewage. This troubled her deeply. She said to the pig, “Montblanc, you should never sleep in such a place and never eat such food. You have to eat the bread I give you, drink the milk I give you, play in the clean water I bath you with, and sleep in the clean bed where I tuck you in. You shouldn’t be there. Come up here!” Yet far from climbing up, the white pig stared back at the woman with such a happy face. Little wonder, then, that the woman was so troubled by all this. Man is like the pig in the above story. By nature, mankind is born with all such filthy sins as lewdness, murders, pride, adulteries, thefts, foolishness, evil thoughts, and so forth, and that is why human beings cannot but commit sin throughout their entire lifetime. Because human beings are born with sin in their hearts by nature (Psalms 51:5), they cannot help but practice wickedness all their lives and fall into despair—this is the nature of mankind. Would a pig prefer to live inside a human house? From the day it’s born, the pig likes sewage and filth by nature. It would, of course, drink milk if it’s given, but what the pig innately enjoys is sewage. That’s why we mock someone messy as a pig. This is the nature of the pig. Likewise, it’s because human beings are born with sin that they practice wickedness. That is what human beings are. By nature, is man good or evil, cruel or gentle, clean or filthy? Mankind is filthy because there is sin in his heart. Filthier than anything else is mankind. So the Bible states, “The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9) When we look at someone, we shouldn’t just look at his outside appearance and judge him to be clean and virtuous. The Bible reveals that mankind is filthy and evil, precisely because it sees the filth that is inside each and every human being, and all the sordid and evil things that he holds. From the very birth, everyone is born with all kinds of filthy and sinful desires in his heart.
Let me use an example here to explain how the human heart has murderous desires. There was a certain chieftain in Africa. One day, while hunting, his son found a cute little leopard cub, and he brought it back to the village. The leopard cub was so cute that the whole village took a shine to it, and so the people there raised it, feeding it the same food that they were having. After a few years, this cub grew into a fully mature leopard. The people in the village began to fear the leopard, and they eventually demanded the chieftain to either kill it or drive it far away from the village, as they knew that the leopard would harm them sooner or later. They knew that it could ravage anyone in the village, from the chieftain himself to his son and to the village people, and that’s why they sought to either drive it away or kill it. So the chieftain said to his son, “The people in the village are worried about the leopard, and I myself am also convinced that this leopard will no doubt harm you sooner or later. So we should now either send it off or kill it.” “How can you say that, Father? I’ve fed and raised that leopard for all these years, and so it will never harm anyone. Just look at this.” The son then put his hand into the jaws of the leopard, but the leopard didn’t bite. Even when the son stuck his head into the jaws, the leopard still didn’t sink its teeth, but instead it just opened its mouth wide and licked the son. “Father, as you yourself saw, the leopard is so used to me and knows me so well; so how could it ever harm me? After all, it has never hurt anyone all this time, right? This leopard is unlike any other leopards. Since it was just a cub, it grew up among people, and so it’s not vicious at all. Just look how gentle it is.” With the chieftain’s son opposing so fiercely, the village people could not kill the leopard. The chieftain then said to the son, “Alright then, let me propose something else. From now on, don’t feed meat, but feed it with grain. Let’s try to make its nature as docile as possible, like a grazing cow.” So, with the agreement of the village people, the leopard was fed only with grain from then on. When the chieftain’s son went hunting, he sometimes rode on the back of the leopard. One day, while on such an outing with his friends, the son accidentally fell off a cliff. There wasn’t much that his friends could do right away, as they couldn’t scale down the cliff fast enough, and so it was taking a long time for them to make their way down to the bottom of the cliff where the chieftain’s son was lying injured. However, when the faithful leopard saw this, he leapt swiftly down to the bottom. The leopard was the first to arrive to its injured and bloodied master, and instinctively, he began to lick his body. In general, it’s an expression of affection when animals lick with their tongues. However, as the leopard kept licking its master’s blood, its eyes began to change. With its eyes turning savage and bloodthirsty, the leopard began to growl. As the carnivorous instinct of the leopard was awakened, it ended up tearing apart its own master’s neck with its claws, and it began to eat his flesh and blood. The friends of the chieftain’s son saw all this while they were climbing down to the bottom of the cliff. Once having tasted blood, the leopard no longer had gentle eyes as before. So the friends ran to the village and reported it to the chieftain, saying, “The leopard has turned against its own master and killed your son.” The people around said, “We told you so. A leopard is a leopard. It will never turn docile just because it’s fed with bland grain. Why didn’t you hear us when we told you that the leopard is a bloodthirsty, carnivorous animal by nature, and that it will surely act on its instinct sooner or later?” The chieftain and the people of the village all regretted, but it was too late. Human beings are not virtuous. They are all evil. Each and every human being is all wicked. When circumstances are not ready to commit sin, people pretend to be exceptionally virtuous. But once the circumstances are ready, they reveal their basic nature, just as the leopard in our story had suddenly revealed its instinctive nature. That is why the Bible says that all human beings are sinners. Because of one man’s transgression, everyone became a sinner (Romans 5:12-15). In other words, it’s because of Adam that we were born as sinners. We were fundamentally born as sinful and evil human beings. That’s why mankind is called a brood of evildoers.
So friends, what's the fate of human beings? It is only eternal hell! That's the right and just judgement of God. Because God can't dwell with sins, He cannot allow humans to be with Him. But glory be to God through Jesus Christ who has delivered us by giving us the righteousness of God which is by faith alone in the gospel of water and the Spirit. Anyone who believes in this powerful gospel can have their sins in their hearts wiped out once for all, and they will certainly dwell with God in His Kingdom. We can't live a day without committing sin in our flesh but having faith in the gospel of water and the Spirit we will have peace in our heart. Anyone who does not believe in this gospel even though he or she believes in Jesus Christ will still have his or her remain intact in their hearts. It is not too late for you to know this beautiful gospel of salvation. This is the same gospel Jesus preached and handed to the apostles. As Jesus told Nicodemus "... unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God."(John 3:5). As such everyone must be born again of this water and the Spirit to enter the kingdom of God. Get to know this gospel today by visiting the website of the New Life Mission by going to www.bjnewlife.org to order FREE books on the gospel.
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|Re: What Makes Human Commit Sins All The Days Of Their Lives? by xproducer: 4:00pm On Sep 13|
Indeed, which is why we desperately need the Lord JESUS / GOD to save us, to give eternal spiritual life to those who are born spiritually dead since the fall of man in Adam! - "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive." - 1 Corinthians 15:22
"And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus." - Ephesians 2:1-7
GOD mercifully clothes us in His righteousness, reconciling us to Himself through His personal, subsitutionary sacrifice - in the Person of the Lord JESUS CHRIST... a marvelous thing, to say the least!
"No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord." - Isaiah 54:17
"In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell safely; Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS." -Jeremiah 23:6
|Re: What Makes Human Commit Sins All The Days Of Their Lives? by davien(m): 4:09pm On Sep 13|
So if the true nature of human beings is evil and man is made in gods image, doesn't that mean gods true nature is also evil?
|Re: What Makes Human Commit Sins All The Days Of Their Lives? by live4dgospel(m): 9:18pm On Sep 13|
davien:No, man actually became evil after the fall of man in the Garden of Eden.
|Re: What Makes Human Commit Sins All The Days Of Their Lives? by live4dgospel(m): 9:46pm On Sep 13|
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|Re: What Makes Human Commit Sins All The Days Of Their Lives? by davien(m): 8:14am On Sep 14|
live4dgospel:Wasn't that always gods plan? If god can't make human beings and angels incorruptible, what difference would it make to punish them for their mistakes?
The concept of corruption is either necessary for gods plan or a consequence of creation - and if it's the later that means god can't be perfect.
|Re: What Makes Human Commit Sins All The Days Of Their Lives? by live4dgospel(m): 10:53am On Sep 14|
davien:Have you heard that human beings are now making Artificial Intelligence (AI) that will make decisions all by itself and execute tasks and actions based on its decisions. Have you questioned any man for that? Is it then reasonable to question God for giving men and angels free will to choose what to do and what not to do all by themselves? Think about this deeply for a while, is it really bad to give men and angels free will to choose to worship God or not? If God has instead forcefully made us to obey Him without our will, wouldn't you have accused Him of tyranny? The truth is that through the fall of man God wanted man to seek His righteousness which He has perfected through His Son Jesus Christ. In other words He permitted our fall so He can clothe us with His eternal love and righteousness.
|Re: What Makes Human Commit Sins All The Days Of Their Lives? by davien(m): 7:25pm On Sep 14|
live4dgospel:You missed the point, if we and the angels will always have free will what stops another devil scenario after the supposed judgement?
That just means human being can never be made faultless else we would've been originally.
|Re: What Makes Human Commit Sins All The Days Of Their Lives? by live4dgospel(m): 1:46am On Sep 15|
The free will to do follow God or not ends here on earth. After the judgement, old things will pass away. God will make everything new. I mean in the new heaven and earth, there is nothing like the will to follow God or not because there will be no more sins. The believers will become the children of God.
|Re: What Makes Human Commit Sins All The Days Of Their Lives? by davien(m): 9:47am On Sep 15|
live4dgospel:So no free will? Or nothing will be a sin? Cause if it's the before then human beings will just be robots. While if it's the later then what was the point of sin in the first place?
|Re: What Makes Human Commit Sins All The Days Of Their Lives? by live4dgospel(m): 9:32pm On Sep 16|
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|Re: What Makes Human Commit Sins All The Days Of Their Lives? by Karlovich: 9:36pm On Sep 16|
But they were made in the image of your creator
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