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Subject:  Re: Is man basically good? Date:  1/27/2001  12:21 AM
Author:  TwinDeltaTandem Number:  41581 of 199244

"And yet Christ himself said (paraphrased) "Why do you call me good? No one but God is good." That pretty much settles that noone but God IS good but leaves the clear example that man can HAVE good in him covered by varying degrees of grime and filth. Or are you going to argue that Jesus did not have good in him?"

I think the point of Christ's statement was that you cannot call him good without acknowledging Him as God. Unlike us, Christ not only has good in Him He is good.

And that you can't call man good without calling him God?

Back to the original question posed in this thread, it seems that Christ answered it.


Again, agreeing that there are more common uses of the word "good" that don't apply to the Biblical sense of the word. Or do they, and we've just lost sight of that?

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