Is there such thing as a ‘good man’?
Today a very common thought and teaching was tweeted by New Calvinist Burk Parsons:
Is this true? What does God’s Word tell us? Who should we believe?
A good man will obtain favor from the Lord, But He will condemn a man who devises evil. – Proverbs 12:2
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous. Proverbs 13:22
The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied with his. – Proverbs 14:14
And yet again, Barnabas is called, “a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And considerable numbers were brought to the Lord. – Acts 11:22-24.
Are we to believe contrary to God’s Word?
Brethren, with all my heart: Don’t you dare listen to these new Calvinists who teach you the total depravity of Christians and try to convince you by popular philosophy that there is no such thing as a “good man.”
Clearly, God Almighty, your Creator and the one who holds your very life in His hands teaches us differently and says there is such a thing as a good man, and God says so in His eternal, inerrant, plenary Word to mankind.
Who will you believe?