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Catechism Class: LD24 Q62 Original Sin

Season 3
Catechism Class: Lord's Day 24 Q62 Original Sin and the Total Depravity of Mankind

Even the very best things that we do, are just filthy rotten, soiled rags in the eyes of the God who is holy, and whom we have offended with our sinful thoughts and words and actions.

Q62,But why can our good works not be our righteousness before God, or at least a part of it?

A. Because the righteousness which can stand before God's judgment must be absolutely perfect and in complete agreement with the law of God, whereas even our best works in this life are all imperfect and defiled with sin.

There’s nothing to build up our self-esteem in there! So we’d probably better find out why our instructor is being so pessimistic about our true character, - our human nature...

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