Everyone Has Sinned
All people are the children of Adam and Eve. And like Adam and Eve, we have all refused to obey God. God’s word says: “Everyone has sinned and is far away from God’s saving presence” (Romans 3:23).
Is that hard to believe? Think for a minute. Ask yourself: Do I always obey God? Of course not! You often fail to obey God.
Perhaps you have stolen money from a friend. Perhaps you become angry too quickly. Perhaps you do not always tell the truth. These kinds of actions show that we are sinful.
Even though we want to obey God, we all fail to live according to the perfect will of God. We fail because we are sinful. We are selfish and proud.
Sin is more than making mistakes. Sin is refusing to obey God. Sin is not only the wrong deeds that we often do. Our hearts are sinful. All of us have sinned.