Sin

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In this set of notecards, Dr. King discusses "sin." Referencing Biblical verses of Psalms 53:2 and 53:3, he says that "these passages seem to be an explicit affirmation of the universality of sin."

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Sin Psalms 53:2,3.- These passages seem to be an explicit affirmation of the universality of sin, Even when placed in its full content I cab [Crossed out: see the possibility of no other valid interpretation- he states explicitly [Page2] that God looks down from heaven and is able to find no one who lives righteously. ' There is none that does good, nor, not one." Certainly the psalmist is grappling with a serious problem here and [Page3]one that is not easily solved. But his solution, although somewhat empirical, can be overstated. It is probably true that all men have simed, but one must admit that there are degrees of sin and goodness. [Page 4] Although none of us ever achieve absolute perfection, we must forever take into account the relative perfection which many a devant lover of God is able to achieve.
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