Are People Good Or Bad
If all things good are of God and all things bad are of satan, where do we fall in? Are we just pawns in the good vs evil battle? If the evil is of satan, why do we go to hell?
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---Mary5544 on 8/28/06
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Well, I think that you may be a little mix up. I am not going into full details. But the heart of man is deparately wicked, One reason why Jesus Christ came. He was fully God and He was fully man. He never sinned. Because His blood had to be pure and spotless in order for His Blood to save some lost sinners such as I. Thank you. The power is in the Blood.
---catherine on 1/7/08|
We are born with a sinful nature, with a potential for tremendous good. It is grace that helps us overcome our sinful nature to do good. All babies have the capacity to turn into Adolf Hitler or Mother Teresa or anywhere in between. It is our experiences and what we allow to influence us that determine who we become. This is why the Great Commission is so important.
---Greyrider on 1/4/08|
Helen: There is no human being that is good - that is why Jesus had to die on the Cross so that we may become righteous before God in Christ. People go to hell because they reject Jesus and die in their sin.
In other words, all human beings are bad, who make them be bad? Jesus did not claimed himself "I am a God, pray to me" "I will saved everybody from hell" in the bible. Btw, Jesus was given "Scriptures" there is NO word "Bible" in the bible.
---Sheila on 1/4/08|
We are all born into sin, because of Adam. Scripture even calls the flesh sinful. However, we do have a choice we can make. We can choose to do what is right, or do what is wrong. Historically, humans are evil, hateful beings. Look at all the wars and fighting going on all over the world. It is far easier to do evil things than to do good things.
---Jerry on 1/3/08|
If you are a born again christian, there is a battle going on all the time between your flesh (evil) and the Holy Spirit (good). That is why we must die daily in the flesh.
---shira on 3/22/07|
I believe that is one of the things that will be established during the 1000 year reign. Satal will be bound for that 1000 years......no one will be able to say:
"The Devil made me do it".
He will be loosed for a little while. We'll have to see what happens.
---kathr4453 on 9/2/06|
Amen Mima. That answer is very important. Who can add to or improve upon the Word of God. His word is powerful and will not return void.
---Christina on 9/2/06|
I would like to post again tom2's answer."jesus answered this question. why do you call me good only the father in heaven is good.theres no battle between god and satan jesus made satan powerless.the battle has always been in our flesh,our free will to choose right of wrong.thus saith the lord, I set before life or death, CHOOSE.your bad choices are evil ones sinful man lives a sinful life.the wages of sin is death.
---tom2 (Vote) on 8/28/06
I feel this answer is very important!!!
---mima on 8/31/06|
A person's heart is evil continually. It takes a lot of self control to fight the evil especially in today's world. It's harder than ever to control our hearts cause by every little event, every little occurrence in a person's life chips away at his self-control that leads us away from having a relationship with God - especially entertainment. It's getting more and more difficult to apply self-control which widens the chasm between God and man. We created the tribulation period just by our actions.
---Steveng on 8/29/06|
There is no human being that is good - that is why Jesus had to die on the Cross so that we may become righteous before God in Christ. People go to hell because they reject Jesus and die in their sin.
---Helen_5378 on 8/29/06|
good or bad?? it would be better said saved or lost, or fruitful, or unfruitful.the flesh is sinful,it desires to be sinful,the heart is convicted by the holy spirit and makes know to us God,his ways his nature,everyone has thepotential to be unrightous,And everyone who calls on jesus wil be saved.
---tom2 on 8/29/06|
It is more a "A'm I in Gods will or my will?" Self has no place in the kingdom. We become a new creature in Christ all old things pass away, all things become new.
---Lynn on 8/29/06|
Wish to add, that what apears to be good to a man may not be good. Only through God can we know what is good. A way seems right to a man, but the way therof is death...His ways are higher then our ways and His thoughts higher then our thoughts
---Christina on 8/29/06|
For ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. We have sinful nature through Adam. It is not enough to try to do what is right, we must be born again. Prior to being born again the devil is our father (John 8) no matter how "good" we may act, once born again God is our father.
---Christina on 8/29/06|
jesus answered this question. why do you call me good only the father in heaven is good.theres no battle between god and satan jesus made satan powerless.the battle has always been in our flesh,our free will to choose right of wrong.thus saith the lord, I set before life or death, CHOOSE.your bad choices are evil ones sinful man lives a sinful life.the wages of sin is death.
---tom2 on 8/28/06|
Note if to follow God is good and to follow the devil is bad then notice that you have a choice to make, so you are not a pawn and neither will you just fall! Your choice will determine whether you will get eternal life or eternal destruction. The choice is yours to make! P.
---pierr5358 on 8/28/06|