SEVEN FUNDAMENTALS OF THE CROSS
ONE: THE NECESSITY OF THE CROSS
III. THE NATURE AND CHARACTER OF FALLEN MAN
By: Brother Cliff
The nature and character of fallen man: the horror and depravity of sin.
Sin: deceived, selfish, lust, rebellious, pride, fear, guilt and shame.
Death: darkness, chaos, lies, anger, abortion, theft, war, disease.
Fallen man is deceived by sin. He is selfishly rebellious, prideful in lust, and driven by fear, anger, guilt and shame. He dwells in confusion and chaos; ever bound by lies. Sinful man is the prisoner of Satan.
Hopelessly captive; the servant of sin fuels and promotes death and the kingdom of darkness every day of their life.
1Jn 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
:10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
Joh 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
Nature of God vs Nature of Fallen Man
Gen 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
1Jn 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
Brother Cliff — Fort Mill, SC