Monday, September 16, 2013

The Navy Yard Shootings

For 2,000 years orthodox Christianity has taught the total depravity of humankind.  It's not politically correct but it is an accurate assessment of man apart from God.  Depravity means corruption, inward evil, and it is a fit word to describe people refusing to acknowledge, love and obey the Trinity.  Paul describes human depravity this way:
What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin, as it is written: "None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one." "Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive." "The venom of asps is under their lips." "Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness." "Their feet are swift to shed blood; in their paths are ruin and misery, and the way of peace they have not known." "There is no fear of God before their eyes." (Romans 3:9-18 ESV)
Christ is the only answer to the evil within.