You seem to talk about depravity a lot. Why don’t you spend more time pointing out the good in people?
The notion that people are ‘good’ flies in the face of both Scripture and Christian theology. Scripture is plain in its assertion that ‘all we like sheep have gone astray, we’ve all turned to our own way’ and again ‘there is none righteous, no, not one’ and again, all have sinned and come quite short of God’s glory’ and again, ‘Why do you call me good, there is none good but God alone’… and many more.
Hence, only persons bereft of any knowledge of the Bible will willingly say ‘people are good’.
So why do I point out depravity? Because of two reasons: 1) the Bible insists on its reality in spite of the belief of many today that people are essentially good. And 2), to ‘drive people to the recognition of their need of redemption’. Salvation, dear Sam, if I may, only becomes real to those who know they need it. And my belief is that everyone needs it. Ergo, everyone needs to be reminded of their inability to be good.
We do good- but only aided by the grace of Christ. Outside of Christ, there is no good because outside of Christ righteousness doesn’t exist.
I hope this answers your question. Thanks for coming here whenever you do.
- ‘Christians Aren’t Perfect: Just Forgiven’ – Another Example of Miserable Sub-Christian Pseudo-Theology (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)