Does everyone

  need salvation? 

 

Romans 3:10 “as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one”

Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”.

Romans 5:12 “Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned”

These verses indicate none is righteous, not many.  And all have sinned, not most.  It is clear that all of us have sinned and all of us have failed to live up to God’s standard.  If there was any doubt in our tendency to sin we need only look to Adam and Eve in The Garden of Eden, in Genesis.  We see that Adam and Eve failed the one single command they were instructed to follow. 

Genesis 2:17 “but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat”. 

They couldn’t even do that.  Adam and Eve couldn’t even follow just one command.  And they did this why?  They had been fooled by Satan to focus on their own selfish desires, and then give in to those desires which were opposite Gods desire that they not eat of the fruit.  If they couldn’t keep from violating just one command then what hope is there for us to keep the additional commands instructed by God?  No hope at all. Considering this fact as confirmed by the Self-Check section, it’s pretty easy to realize that everyone has sinned and needs salvation. 

I believe God has shown us through the example of Adam and Eve that even if there were only one command, each of us would eventually violate the command, showing our true need for his gift of salvation.

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