There is none righteous, no, not one. A preacher writes that he was recently waited on by an officer of the church, of which he is a pastor, telling him that in these days of intelligence and liberal thinking, it is better that a man shall not preach about sin. The third chapter of Romans will be ruled out in that church and will not be considered suitable for reading in the pulpit. Nevertheless, the chapter is in the Bible, and it will not be obsolete for some time. If there had been no sin there would have been no need for the redemption of Christ. The background of the cross is the terrible fact of sin. “All have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God.” The word “sin” means missing the mark. The glory of God is yonder, on the shining mountain–top, and men are standing helpless at the foot of the mountain. They never can climb the steep cliffs. They fall short of the glory of God. If there were no other way, not one ever could reach glory. Sin leaves all men far off from hope.