Are we supposed to be good like God, or is this a unattainable goal?
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Unattainable, yes; However, I attempt to live life as Paul wrote - Philippians 3:14 - I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.
There is only one who is good, and that is God....
In and of ourselves it is an unattainable goal, but what does Jesus mean by these words?
They do?Unattainable, yes; However, I attempt to live life as Paul wrote - Philippians 3:14 - I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.
I fail a lot. In fact, just when I think I have it all together, much of the time, things seem to fall apart.
Do you think that good and evil are the only two options to follow in this whole universe?There is only one who is good, and that is God....
Mar 10:18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.
If God is the only one who good is good, then if there is going to be any good done on planet earth, it will have to be done by God himself!!
The Christian life is NOT that we ours self's become good, we are good because God who is good is our life. Listen to what Jesus Christ the Son of God said about himself.
John 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
The Son of God said he could nothing of himself!!! Every where Jesus went, he was constantly telling his disciples that it was his Father dwelling inside him that were doing the works he performed.
John 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
Every word, and every work Jesus spoke and did was his Father living in him who was doing the works through his Son!! This is the Christian walk, and life in allowing God himself (who only is good) to do his works through us. How to get to that place where the Lord uses us for his Glory is what we are to learn through scripture.
I believe the picture is either black or white; Jesus says, either you're in or you're out, there is no lukewarm.I think you're deeply wrong Curtis.
If there is only good and evil in the whole universe then we are painting a very black and white picture of Life.
What's wrong with black and white? Knowing what the rules are is what what makes something possible. Without rules there is chaos.If there is only good and evil in the whole universe then we are painting a very black and white picture of Life.
Yes we are to be "good like God".
Are we supposed to be good like God,
or is this a unattainable goal?