The World Is A Place That Is Shaped By Stories Essay

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The world is a place that is shaped by stories. Whether it be stories told by individuals or those found in a newspaper, we hear them and, inevitably, they shape our opinions. However, the majority of these headlines have a darker undertone and are related to the atrocities people have committed, not the good. Based on these headlines it is natural to assume that people are inherently evil. This assumption is not true. Although people are born with a sinful nature, the way that they are raised and the environment they are raised in determines whether or not they are truly evil. When people are born it is with the ability to sin, and as Psalm fifty one verse five says, “Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.” This verse showcases the fact that all humanity was indeed born with a sinful nature and that as Romans chapter three verse twenty three says, “ .. all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” And because humans have this sinful nature we are tempted into all types of sin, just as Galatians chapter five verses nineteen through twenty-one say, “When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these…” Even though anyone can fall into theses sins at any moment, it is far more likely that…

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