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"For all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God."  
                  
Romans 3:23

Even a cursory reading of Romans 3 (Specifically verses 9-23) is pretty clear about the Bible's stance on people and sin.  All of us are guilty.

Ultimately, all sin can usually be summed up under one heading: selfishness.  Anything considered sin, murder, sexual immorality, theft, etc . . . has selfishness at its root.

So, the real question is, do you know any totally unselfish people?  There are definitely people who seem more unselfish than others but even what appears as an unselfish act can in reality be selfish.  For example, if I donate money to charity there are several motives that I might have for doing so.  If I give because it makes me feel good then I may still be acting on selfish motives.  If I give for others to see and look up to me then I am most definitely acting selfishly.  Truly altruistic behavior is rare indeed and no human ever (with the exception of Jesus) has ever been totally altruistic by nature.

Another way to look at it is this: examine the life of any child and ask yourself this: Do you have to teach a child to share with others, to always tell the truth, to not hit their sister, or do all of these things come naturally?

So, the fact is, the Bible describes all men as sinners.  Common sense tells us that from the time of our birth it is natural for people to be self-absorbed and imperfect in many ways.  Still have questions about this? 

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