April 27 – Romans 3:23; “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”.
God has told us throughout scripture that man’s heart is deceitful and desperately wicked, so even though that little toddler in the house looks really cute, beware because behind the cuteness, lies a wealth of selfishness! They want you to themselves and in their minds they are the only one who is worthy of the blocks and dolls in the toy box. Just imagine how convoluted our hearts become with age. This is why it’s so important to always follow God by studying His word and have our minds upon Him.
“In contrast to the doctrines of free agency and personal accountability for sin, modern Christendom has the false doctrine of original sin. Although the scriptures abundantly show “that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam’s transgression: (Second Article of Faith; Articles of Faith, pp. 57-73), the common view is that all men are tainted with sin and denied blessings because of Adam’s fall.” Mormon Doctrine, pg. 550.