“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened” (Rom. 1:20-21).
We won’t make much headway overcoming sin until we admit our personal responsibility. Yet it’s the modern trend to downplay the individual sinner’s responsibility for his wrongdoing. Phyllis McGinley said, “People are no longer sinful. They are only immature or underprivileged or frightened or, more particularly, sick.” There is currently a reluctance even to use the word “sin.” We prefer words like “disorder” or “dysfunction,” as if our evil deeds were simply something that happened to us.
Yet Paul wrote that when it comes to sin, we are “without excuse.” Any sin that any of us has ever committed has been a failure to show honor and gratitude to God. Sin is a transgression of God’s law (1 Jn. 3:4). This is a very serious failure – a failure for which we are fully and personally responsible. We will be held personally accountable in the Day of Judgment for our sins. Our only hope is our obedience to the gospel of Christ, made possible by the grace of God. Yet we will never become obedient to the Gospel unless we first acknowledge that we sin and are personally responsible for such.
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