It Just Isn’t True, is It…

People will often say things like ‘I’m no better than anyone else’ and ‘no one is any better than anyone else’ and I always want to say ‘Really?  So what you’re telling me is that you are as moral as a molester or murderer?  You’re as morally bankrupt as a Hitler or a serial killer?’

Surely if we are to be real and really honest we can all admit that there are in fact people who are both better than us and worse than us.  This is the truth.  The ‘no one is any better than anyone else’ line of thought is either an excuse to do wrong or false pride parading as humility.  Both are sin.

If you tell people that you are no better than a molester or a murderer (which is precisely what you’re saying when you say no one is any better than anyone else), then we have to feel sorry for your family and friends.  If you really believe that, how sad for you and them.  If you don’t really believe it, why do you say it?  It just isn’t true, is it…