Why are we alienated from God? Because of our evil thinking and behavior. We are all born with a sin problem. The reason we act evil is because our minds are evil. We are both mentally and morally bankrupt before God. How many of you have ever told a lie? Hold up your hand. Those of you who didn’t hold up your hand are lying right now! How many lies does it take to make a liar? Just one. We aren’t liars because we lie–we lie because we are liars. You can never become a Christian until you’re willing to admit you are a sinner who is separated from God.
April 30, 2006