WE'RE ALL SINNERS
No one is exempted.
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." - Romans 3:23
"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.'" - Romans 3:10-12
"For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. For he who said, ‘Do not commit adultery,' also said, ‘Do not murder.' If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker." - James 2:10-11
Because God is holy, He must punish sin and judge all those who practice it.
"The soul who sins shall die." - Ezekiel 18:4
"For the wages of sin is death..."
- Romans 6:23
This death does not only mean physical death but also spiritual death or the eternal separation from God in hell—the place where sinners experience the never ending torment of God's full and furious wrath.
"And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment."
- Hebrews 9:27
"This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire." - Revelation 20: 14 -15
We may do all sorts of good works but they will never be enough. Good works won't work. God's standard is sinless perfection.
"For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, ‘Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.'" - Galatians 3:10
"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast." - Ephesians 2:8-9
We are all doomed because of God's wrath for our sin. Is there hope? Can anything be done? Who can save us from the wrath of God?