The basic human problem is SIN. Where did it come from? How do we get rid of it? Christianity teaches that all humans are sinful by nature. We are not sinners because we sin. We sin because we are sinners. By our free will, we have chosen to sin against a holy God, rejecting His nature, and pursue a course of life that is opposed to His essential character and revealed law in the Ten Commandments. Outside of Christ, we are enemies of God by our evil works. In the Jehovah’s Witness religion, sin is simply defined as “willful rebellion against Jehovah.”
1. How do I see my sin? As primarily a problem originating outside of me or originating within me?
2. How does my answer to #1 help me to seek an answer to my problem differently? Am I seeking to be changed from the outside/in or from the inside/out?
Challenge: At the end of the day, we all want God (whoever we believe that to be) to be happy with us and let us into heaven, etc. However, we must be willing to go to Him to see how we might get that verdict. Are we willing to do that? We will learn more about that tomorrow.
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