Summary: There is none righteous, no not one. We are all guilty of disobedience to the Law of God.
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Pastor James May
I’M GUILTY ON EVERY COUNT!
Romans Study Series
Paul begins this section of the Book of Romans with an indictment against all of mankind that is based upon three main points. In this discourse Paul proves the point that there is not one righteous man in all of creation who can stand before God innocent unless their sin has been washed away and covered by the Blood of Jesus Christ.
A few days ago I attended the revival at Live Oak PCG in Watson, LA where Rev. Dwain Mixon is preaching. In that sermon, Bro. Mixon was talking about the fact that we don’t have absolutes in our lives any longer. I want to tell you that there is one real absolute and Paul is presenting it to us right now. It is absolutely true that not one man on the face of God’s green earth is righteous before God. God’s righteousness is perfect and no man can claim that he has obeyed every law and attained unto God’s righteous state of his own volition.
Romans 3:10-18 (quickview) , "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes."
Paul continues to build upon his point. Every man lives according to the flesh. That flesh is only desirous of one thing – whatever it takes to make me the center of the universe. The flesh only wants to please its own cravings. The flesh only wants to feel good, look good, and do its own thing. The flesh does not seek after God and doesn’t care to know Him, learn of Him or to hear from Him. No one craves the knowledge and understanding of God without the Holy Spirit drawing them. The flesh will never understand God and will ultimately have to be put down before we can reach any depth in the love of Jesus.