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Many people have trouble with the concept of total depravity. While not denying they are sinners, many people feel that their sin isn’t bad enough to condemn them. What they don’t understand is that any sin is wholly unacceptable to God. Let’s suppose I invite you over to my house this Saturday morning for omelets. The day comes, you knock at my door, I let you in, and go to the kitchen to prepare the meal. There on my counter are several mounds of chopped onions, green peppers, ham and sliced mushrooms. Nearby is a bowl of grated cheese. While you wait in the dining room I reach into the refrigerator for the eggs. To my shock, I discover that I have only six eggs. That’s okay, except that one of the eggs is rotten. There isn’t time to go get fresh eggs, so I say to myself, "I’ll just mix this rotten one in with the good ones and they’ll never know the difference." In a few minutes when I serve the omelets, you begin sniffing the air. "What’s that funny smell?" "Oh, don’t worry about that. One of the eggs was rotten, but I just mixed it in with all the rest." Would you accept that omelet? No, you wouldn’t. And neither will God. (Ray Prichard Message on Romans)

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