ROMAN 5:19,20 – “FOR AS BY ONE MAN’S DISOBEDIENCE MANY WERE MADE SINNERS, SO BY THE OBEDIENCE OF ONE SHALL MANY BE MADE RIGHTEOUS. MOREOVER, THE LAW ENTERED THAT THE OFFENCE MIGHT ABOUND. BUT WHERE SIN ABOUNDED, GRACE DID MUCH MORE ABOUND.”
It is probable, no, it is inevitable, that we who belong to God, i.e., we who are His children by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, will try in our own strength to be acceptable to Him. And, when we do, we will meet with failure. It must be so, or else we would be puffed up like balloons, and be of no use to God as instruments in His hand.
This is why the New Testament warns of rendering the cross of Christ worthless, by attempting to add to the redemptive work that He has done (Galatians 5:4; 1 Corinthians 1:17).
Sin is the base human nature with which we are all born. We are all totally depraved from the wombs of our mothers, every single one of us (Romans 3:23; Jeremiah 17:9; Genesis 6:5; Isaiah 53:6; Isaiah 64:6, and many others). All of us, from the highest of society to the lowest, whether we are speaking of the financial, religious, or political arenas, is a totally depraved sinner in need of salvation that must come by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12).
With love, from the rankest of all sinners saved by grace,