Our Basic Problem: Alienation

  • For many people, if not for most of us, life is not satisfying. No matter what our advantages may be, there is still a good deal of frustration, or disappointment, or guilt, or hostility.
  • A good case can be made for the viewpoint that our immediate problems are but symptoms of an underlying need which characterizes every member of the human race. That need can be summed up in the word - alienation.
  • Because we have sinned against God the result that sin has brought into our lives is alienation from God, from other people, and from ourselves.