Addressing Depravity

 

 

If you consider what people of varied degrees of faith have written in the past, as in what follows below you can see that, though we do not understand how to deal with our challenging character issues and with our limited sense of what is right and wrong, Jesus did, does and can.  Consider that Jesus trained the disciples while He was alive on earth, made Paul an apostle when Jesus, after His ascension to heaven, blinded Paul and gave him his mission, and provided work on earth for countless others, a few being quoted below.

 

I said in mine heart concerning the estates of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts. . . so that a man has no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity." - Ecclesiastes 3:18, 19c - Solomon (1033 - 975 BC)

 

"It is of dangerous consequence to represent to man how near he is to the level of beasts, without showing him at the same time his greatness. It is likewise dangerous to let him see his greatness without his meanness. It is more dangerous yet to leave him ignorant of either; but very beneficial that he should be made sensible of both." - Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

 

"They that deny God destroy man's nobility; for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and if he be not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature." - Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626) Essays: On Atheism

 

"Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God on the children of disobedience. Be not ye partakers with them." - Ephesians 5:6-7

 

"The morality of the gospel is the noblest gift ever bestowed on man by God." - Charles Louis de Secondt Montesquieu (1689 - 1755)

 

"A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they don't have enough dots to connect and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have." - Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011)

 

"The real problem is in the hearts and minds of men. It is not a problem of physics but of ethics. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

 

Great is our Lord, and abundant in strength;

His understanding is Infinite. - Psalm 147:5

 

"All the good the Saviour gave to the world was communicated through this book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man's welfare, here and hereafter, are to be found portrayed in it." - Abraham Lincoln, September 7, 1864 Reply to Loyal Colored People of Baltimore upon Presentation of a Bible

 

If we read Romans 3:10-11, Luke 22:42 and Matthew 17:5 we realize Jesus understands us with not only a humanly inconceivable breadth of understanding, but with a love of breadth, depth and height we cannot imagine on our own.

 

Thank God for the understanding, compassionate and forgiving heart and mind of Jesus our Savior, for saving us and those who come to Him and repent of sin and believe on Him. . .