Can good people be found? Not according to biblical Christianity.

If you believe that you’re a good person, perhaps you haven’t examined your own heart (and listened to your conscience) very closely. Every person is capable of doing wrong (and even terrible) things. So where are the good people?

It’s easy to think you’re a good person, until you make an all out effort to be a good person. Then your point of view changes. I can do good some of the time, but I’ve never been able to be good 100% of the time, no matter how hard I try.

A good person wouldn’t do bad things. However, the Bible says that “all have sinned.” Good people can be trusted to do what they say, 100% of the time. Can you? I can’t.

People like to proclaim, “I’m a good person,” but a good person doesn’t think, say, or do wrong. A truly good person is consistently good all the time. Are you? Try to be good for an entire day (with no bad thoughts, words, or actions). Can you?

If you hide some truth so that others will think you’re a good person, are you a good person? Good people don’t need laws to make them behave.

Merit or mercy? Good people have so much merit, they don’t need mercy. Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me a sinner!

If you’re a good person, it should be easy for you to consistently “be good.” Is it? (It’s not for me.) If you think you’ve found a good person, don’t watch him too closely because if you do, you will eventually see him say or do something bad.

Occasionally doing a good thing doesn’t make you a good person, if you’re not consistently good, inside and out. (I’m not.)

It’s easy for a good person to consistently think good thoughts. It’s extremely difficult for me to do that.

Medicating or denying guilt is not very effective. Repentance and Christ’s forgiveness removes it!

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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