Guiltiness is a shared human experience. What I speak of here isn't so much our common “feelings of guilt” but rather our positional guiltiness before God. Whether one feels guilty or not, we are all born sinners before a holy God. Romans 3:19-20 explains: “Obviously, the law applies to those to whom it was given, for its purpose is to keep people from having excuses, and to show that the entire world is guilty before God. For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are.” We are innately sinners and inherently guilty before God.