What does the Bible say about the human condition?

The Battle Cry

This is a direct excerpt from a larger article by Dr. Kim Riddlebarger that can be found here.

The Scriptures are very clear about the effects of Adam’s sin upon the human race, and there are a host of passages that speak to the issue of human sinfulness. In Job 14:1-4 we read, "Man born of woman is of few days and full of trouble. He springs up like a flower and withers away; like a fleeting shadow, he does not endure. Do you fix your eye on such a one? Will you bring him before you for judgment? Who can bring what is pure from the impure? No one!" In other words, we are born "impure" or sinful, and therefore, subject to the judgment of God. Job asks the poignant question in this regard, "who can bring what is pure from what is impure?" and the answer is…

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2 responses to “What does the Bible say about the human condition?

  1. Apparently, the new criterion for determining truth and error is apart from the Bible. It is whether a person likes a teaching or not. If it doesn’t feel good to them, they are not bound to believe it. I read a guy a couple of days ago who was arguing that if God knew certain people were going to perish but continued to “create” them anyway, then he is a mean and cruel God. I guess it is better to have a blind God who doesn’t even have a clue what is going to happen. That way, we could all be surprised together. Do these people never exegete passages of Scripture?

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    • I don’t think they do, Randy. And that’s what I don’t understand about ‘professing’ Christians. God gives us, in the Holy Spirit, a desire for His word. That desire should drive us into the text of scripture, assuming it to be true. I guess that’s ‘presuppositional’ Bible reading. Just read it and believe it. I think the great ‘coup’ of the enemy of our souls is having largely won the battle for inerrancy in much of our evangelical community. All scripture is God-breathed and really all we need. All the other helps/aids/writings of good men are secondary to just reading it and believing it to be true. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

      Have a wonderful Lord’s day. Heading off to the Chapel in a few for Sunday School and church.

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