People Are Broken

I recently read an article that suggests that humanity is not broken. That we are perfect just the way we are. I am sorry but that is not what Scripture tells us. In fact, it tells us just the opposite.

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Romans 3:23 ESV

We are not perfect. We are sinners. To suggest that we are perfect you must live blind to the things that go on in this world. Sin is abundant. We are a broken people.

This is what happens when we have a low-view of Scripture. When we don’t believe that Scripture is the Word of God. Everything becomes distorted. Lines are no longer visible. Everything is ok.

But we know that the Bible is the Word of God because of 2 Timothy 3:16. It does not say some Scripture is God’s, it says all Scripture. And that includes the passages that say we are not perfect just the way we are. We are broken.

The article was in direct relation to LGBTQ. In fact, the quote from the article says:

Because the truth is simple: We’re all divinely created. We’re perfect just the way we are. Me. You. Your annoying [edit] neighbor. All of us. We’re valuable.

God doesn’t love us in spite of who we are. He loves us BECAUSE of who we are. Gaiety & all.

There is, of course, some truth in this statement. Yes, we are all divinely created, all of us, and we are all valuable. That is not under dispute. But we are not perfect. And it certainly is not true that God loves us because of who we are. We are sinners. God only loves us because of who HE is.

4 thoughts on “People Are Broken

  1. oron61 June 7, 2021 / 6:36 pm

    It’s high time someone puts into words the fact that we have no value other than in our utility to glorify God. So many pretend what we were ever meant to be anything but God’s tools to advance his glory at the expense of unbelievers (Romans 9:20-23).


  2. Gordon September 26, 2021 / 12:38 am

    Psalm 51:5 and Psalm 139:13. Line those up together and read them side by side again and again.
    God made them sinners, and then sentences them to hell for it.


    • David Taylor September 26, 2021 / 7:50 am

      No, not true. Adam and Eve brought sin into the world.


      • oron61 October 28, 2021 / 2:32 am

        And God is keeping it here through the cycle of life. Everyone who is born after Eve is a sinner because God made them with Adam’s sin.


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