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Several years ago the Minnesota Crime Commission released a statement that backs up what the Bible teaches about our human nature. In its report it stated that “every baby starts life as a little savage. He is completely selfish, and self-centered. He wants what He wants when He wants it – his bottle, his mother’s attention, his playmate’s toys, and so forth.” Those of you who are parents know it’s true. How many of you have ever had your toddler throw a fit in the line at the grocery store or Wal-Mart because you told them they couldn’t have a piece of candy or a particular toy they wanted. This study went on to say that “if permitted to continue in the self-centered world of his infancy, given free reign to his impulsive actions, to satisfy his wants, every child would grow up to be a criminal.”

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