Are humans naturally good?
Many people think so, but does the evidence really point in that direction?
How can we account for the bad things we see and experience around us in daily life, in social media, around the world, if we’re by nature good? Wouldn’t goodness prevail over ill? Wouldn’t it be the norm vs. the exception?
Below are 8 non-Biblical arguments to suggest we’re not good to go:
The Bible, as God’s Word to us, confirms that this theory of human nature is indeed more than a theory, it is a reality. If we peruse its pages, from cover to cover, we see that it speaks with one accord, like a great trumpet, that humans are, by nature, sinful:
*Caution: What follows is not for the faint of heart; these passages speak of apostasy, falleness, corruption, depravity and proneness to evil. The fact we don’t want to acknowledge these is in part evidence of their truthfulness.
Putting two quoted part verses into their whole verse context reveals good news for those who repent and trust in Jesus:
Related Read: Too good for the Gospel?
 W. Wilberforce, Real Christianity, p. 28.
 Ibid., 34.
 C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, 1.5, p. 32.
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