Humanity Needs Redemption
“A human heart is more dishonest than anything else…” (Jer 17:9, NIRV). It “…is always directed toward what is evil…, from… [youth]…” (Gen 8:21, NIRV), because it is “…full of evil…” (Eccles 9:3, NIRV). “…We are not able to plan our own course” (Jer 10:23, NLT); therefore, we “…stubbornly follow [our] own evil desires…” (Jer 16:12 & 18:12, NLT). And the outwardly religious majority is also trapped in this state (Isa 58:1-2; 2 Tim 3:1-5). “These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me” (Matt 15:8, NLT). Inward change is necessary. “Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world” (Jam 4:8, NLT). “…If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God” (Jam 4:4, NLT).
Bro. Graham F. Watts, Sr.