13 April, 2007

Don't Believe We Are Totally Depraved?

Did it ever occur to us that we do not have to teach our children:

1. How to lie

2. How to be self centered

3. How to mean spirited

We do not have to teach them these things because these traits come naturally.

Yet, we have to teach them to:

1. Always tell the truth

2. Think of others (Share)

3. How to be kind and loving

Anyone with kids can tell you these character traits do not happen naturally. One has to wonder how much evil has actually been restrained in this world due to the Common Grace of our Lord.

Romans 3

as it is written:

"None is righteous, no, not one;

no one understands; no one seeks for God.

All have turned aside; together they have become worthless;

no one does good, not even one."

"Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive."

"The venom of asps is under their lips."

"Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness."

"Their feet are swift to shed blood;

in their paths are ruin and misery,

and the way of peace they have not known."

"There is no fear of God before their eyes."

1 comment:

Brenda said...

Excellent point!