Has Everyone Sinned or Not?


Supposed contradiction and verses:

Has everyone except Jesus sinned or not?

Everyone has sinned:

Romans 3:10

As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

Romans 3:23

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God

Haven't sinned:

Genesis 7:1

And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

Job 1:1

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Luke 1:5-6

THERE was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.

And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.


   The bible is clear….all have sinned….everyone. Look at the verses pointed out as a contradiction. None of them say these people were sinless, it says they were righteous and perfect. We are made that way through Christ now….and will become worthy of being in His everlasting presence. The reference to Noah, Job, Zacharias, and Elizabeth being righteous, means they kept the commands of God. Others had turned their backs, but these people were godly and followed after the One True God, and that is what made them righteous….not sinless.

   The Bible is quite clear in telling us there was only one person who was ever sinless, and that was Jesus Christ.

1st Peter 2:21-24

For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

   There is no contradiction. These people were found righteous, not sinless. Jesus was truly sinless.


In His Grace,

            Mike Harris


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