Romans 3:10-19 (You are tried and found guilty.)
"(10) As it is written, There
is none righteous, no, not one: (11) There is none that understandeth,
there is none that seeketh after God. (12) They are all gone out of the
way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth
good, no, not one. (13) Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their
tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
(14) Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: (15) Their feet are
swift to shed blood: (16) Destruction and misery are in their ways: (17)
And the way of peace have they not known: (18) There is no fear of God
before their eyes. (19) Now we know that what things
soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every
mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God."
James 2:10 (One offence against the Holy God is all it takes.)
"For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all."
Galatians 3:10 (Being good requires perfection. Do you qualify?)
"For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them."
"But the scripture hath
concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might
be given to them that believe."
Isaiah 55:6-9 (Our corruption affects our thinking. We cannot think thoughts that please God.)
"(6) Seek ye the LORD while
he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: (7) Let the wicked
forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him
return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God,
for he will abundantly pardon. (8) For my thoughts are not your
thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. (9) For as the
heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways,
and my thoughts than your thoughts."
Matthew 15:18-19 (You are the single greatest proof of your internal corruption.)
"(18) But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. (19) For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies..."