The ________ made me do it? Is that really true?
Which Source of Wisdom will you choose…I am not responsible for that…
The world’s wisdom = Dysfunctional people are the result of circumstances and/or past
generations that have passed down defective genetics. Therefore most people cannot and should not be held accountable. They are simply a product of their circumstances.
God’s wisdom= The sin nature that we all have is inherited resulting in spiritual and physical death. Each person is accountable for his or her actions. God accepts no excuses. Check out Genesis chapter 3 to see when mankind first started trying to pass the buck for his and her sin.
Rom 1:20 “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.”
Rom 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
Rom 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
The bad news is that I am a sinner and accountable for all of my actions.
Romans 5:18,19 “Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.”
The good news is, there is a solution in restoring my broken relationship with God.
John 3:16, 17 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved
Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved.”
1 Timothy 2:5 “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,”
Our lives and future generations will be affected by our sins.
Gal 6:7 “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
Ex 34:7b “…visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations.”
While the sin nature is inherited, each of us is accountable for our actions and as noted in scripture there is a cure for our sin penalty.