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Jesus Died For Sin Because Man is Not Basically Good

The argument of some people is that man is basically good when he is not.  The more I think about the fact that I was born a sinner, the more I see that I do not deserve anything but Hell.  Considering today is Good Friday, it is time to really address the one horrible fact that man is not basically good to start with.  Even the current events in the news today proves that man is not basically good.  Try reading the news and you will see how depraved man is and yet so many people insist in the folly that sin is just a "fantasy word" and that "people were just doing what they needed to survive".  Then expect some hypocrisy when these people become victims of other people's sinful actions.

If man were basically good, there would be no need for laws.  Romans 3:19 says that the world must be silent before God for falling short of the Law.  1 Timothy 1:8-11 says that the Law was not made because man is basically good but it is because man has fallen short of God's standard.  When God gave the Ten Commandments, it was to show people what sin was.  There would be no need for God to give us His laws if we were all basically good.  These rules were meant to show people what sin is and to enforce order in this fallen world.  Laws would mean nothing if man were basically good.  But because man is not basically good then having laws are necessary to enforce order and to show people what sin is.  If man were basically good then there would also be no need for Hell to show the justice of God against sin.

The problem of man is their inability to keep the whole Law.  The idea of works salvation is that if you keep most of the Law then you are okay.  In the holiness of God's standards, you need to keep the whole Law and not just most of it.  Most people could not even keep most of it because they are fallen sinners.  People love to sin because they are not saved.  1 Corinthians 6:9-10 addresses the issue of man's unrighteousness and unworthiness to enter the Kingdom of God.  People live their sinful lifestyles because they are not right with God.  Sin is not a fantasy word neither is it that people were just doing what they needed to survive.  Instead, sin is in direct rebellion against a holy and righteous God.  Everyone has been in that rebellion whether you like it or not.  James 2:10-11 shows that when you have broken even one of God's rules then you have broken the perfect standard of God's Law.

2 Corinthians 5:21 states that Jesus was to become the sin sacrifice because He knew no sin and humans are sinners in need of a Savior.  It is also stated in Hebrews 9:22 that bloodshed is necessary for remission.  The Old Testament animal sacrifices were a very reminder of this fact that the wages of sin is death.  If man were basically good then there would be no death at all.  If man were basically good then it would make no sense for Jesus to become that sin sacrifice.  The reason is because there would be no sin to take away if man were basically good.  Hebrews 9:14 states that the blood of Christ through the Holy Spirit would save men from their dead works to serve the living and true God.  There would no reason for Christ to die for sin if there was no sin to start with.