Friday, 23 May 2014

Psychology: You Do not Need God to be Good (4)

Psychology teaches people that they are good and that humans can be good. It separates good from God and legitimised humanity's definition of good to be valid one, and more importantly, one that does not need God's approval.

The Bible clearly teaches that none is good [or righteous], no not even one (Romans 3:10). Good, in the Biblical sense means righteous. Righteous is that which is right. In order for something to be right, it must be determined according to a standard. Since God is the Creator of the Universe and humans are his creatures, God owns all of us, and therefore is the one who makes the Laws that are universal and objective.

Unbelievers often ask is good deemed good because God said so, or because they are good by nature. This is a false dichotomy because it denies that God is good Himself. All goodness comes from God. None is good because none seeks God, and therefore none obeys God in their own natural self. Thus, to claim that people are good is to deny that one needs God to be good and that humans have a "right" to made standards of goodness. Humans do indeed make up such standards and all humans standards of goodness are not only very low, but filthy rags in the eyes of God (Isaiah 64:6).

Humans are extremely arrogant and proud to think they can be good without God. It is this self-righteousness that will send many to Hell. If you have not repented and put your faith in Jesus, please humble yourself, repent and put your faith in Him.

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