“All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; but the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him” (Isaiah 53:6).
The human condition is universal; none of us are born knowing our way. Because we have no natural, internal compass directing us to eternal life, we are left to turn any number of ways that may seem right but their end is death. Yet, while we have all gone astray, the Lord’s sacrificial death was sufficient to bear the sins of us all. Thanks be to God! This is but another argument against a currently popular western theological thought holding to a belief that God’s salvation is a predetermined condition that exists for some but not others. For the sake of consistency these, then, must also embrace a position that only some, and not all, are lost and have gone astray. It’s only as we accept the fact that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” that any one of us can possibly find His way.