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Bad News #1
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You are a sinner.
Romans 3:23 says, "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
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"Sinned" means that we have missed the mark.  When we lie, hate, lust, or gossip, we have missed the standard God has set.target.gif (21593 bytes)
Suppose you and I were each to throw a rock and try to hit the North Pole.  You might throw farther than I, but neither of us would hit it.

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When the Bible says, "All have sinned and fall short," it means that we have all come short of God's standard of perfection.

In thoughts, words, and deeds, we have not been perfect.

But the Bad news gets worse...

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