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Aren’t people basically good?

From a human standpoint, we think of ourselves as basically good people who occasionally do some bad things. But what does God think?

Psalm 51:5 “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.”
Romans 3:10-13 “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.”
Luke 18:19 “…No one is good except God alone.”

God’s Word is clear: all people are bad who therefore do bad things.