We all know people who are good people, and we all know people who are bad people. But does the human race as a whole tend to be one or the other?

While the tendency, in our Instagram culture, is to see people as either good guys or bad guys, Christianity insists that humans are both beautiful and good because we’re made to look like God, but we’re also broken and evil as a result of our collective rebellion against the creator God who designed us.

The Bible says that while we all can do good things for each other – things that are genuinely good and helpful things, before God we can do nothing that would be good enough to win his satisfaction. But because of what God has done in Jesus Christ, those humans in Jesus are seen by God as completely good and acceptable.


Aaron Mueller
Chuck Rathert