“There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.” Proverb 30:12.
Once upon a time, when there was no sin in this world. At that time it was an Eden. Oh! By man transgressing God’s holy law sin entered this world. “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” Romans 5:12.
This is the origin of sin in this world and the awful consequence. God’s design was that his creation be sinless and pure, but by disobedience sin has marred the scene of God’s creative purity. Note that white is the emblem of purity and a pure soul is spoken of as being clothed in “fine linen, clean and white.” Sin stains those robes with crimson, or scarlet spots. It stains the soul as with scarlet. Though you wash with niter, or with much soap, those deep-dyed marks of iniquity can not be thus cleansed easily without concentrated efforts by or for the owner. Do you care for it? Read Isaiah 1:18.