“Because I’m a Good Person?” Pt 1

11 01 2010

“This may not be pleasant reading; but I have decided to write this brief article rather urgently entitled, ‘There is no such thing as a good person’ because it is something that we, as believers, constantly face in evangelism and sharing the Gospel. I have sadly noticed that many saints do not realize the importance and clarity of this fundamental biblical doctrine.”

– From Will Graham

Furthermore, I don’t see many online ministries offering any type of material to help believers in this area as it is not too popular a topic in a humanistic and man-centered society. God forbid these online ministries might lose some fans for telling the truth for once! One of the greatest needs of the 21st century church is to understand what the Bible REALLY has to say about unsaved men and women. Ask 95% of ungodly people where they think they’re going when they die; and they will say “heaven”; ask them “why”, and almost 100% will reply, “Because I’m a good person!”

The principles I outline here are biblical, so feel free to take note of the Scriptures and try to learn some of them off by heart, and don’t be afraid to use them when talking to the unsaved.

It is the power of the Spirit of God who brings conviction of sin, and we know that the Spirit of God always works in harmony with the Word: “and they being filled with the Spirit spoke the Word of the Lord with boldness” (Acts 4:31). ‘I am a good person’ is the biggest lie that Satan has ever sold mankind.

This perversion of the truth has sent more people to hell than any other affirmation in world history. How often have you heard statements like these, ‘I’m going to heaven because I’m a good person’; or, ‘I don’t need to repent and put faith in Christ because I’m a good person’; or ‘God loves me because I’m a good person’. Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Unbelievers may have wonderful religious views and they may try to impress you with their learning; but the one thing they must know is that they are SINNERS! That was always the Biblical way of preaching; and if you share the Gospel in any other way, your Gospel (I’m afraid to say) is not Scriptural. Whether we like it or not, every single person is born in iniquity (Psalm 51:5; 58:3); Adam’s sin in Eden has come upon all of his posterity, including us (Romans 5:18-19). But this type of biblical language is not popular nowadays because we want basketball coaches in our pulpits to tell us how good we are and to soothe our egos. Due to our sinful and depraved state, we are completely perverted in the eyes of God, wicked in every thought and imagination (Genesis 6:5; Job 15:14-16; Psalm 130:3; 143:2; Ecclesiastes 7:20; Jeremiah 13:23; 1 John 1:8).

Thanks to Karen Reynard Sinclair for Revealing this great Article

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