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Book #13: Are People Basically Good? by R.C. Sproul

Are People Basically Good? (Crucial Questions, #25)Are People Basically Good? by R.C. Sproul

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


The question of whether people are "good" is certainly a different one, and it's the only one that I've heard other Christians have a fierce row about.

This book is full of the philosophical references that I'm used to from R.C. Sproul, and starts with the whole concept that we were created in God's image, before explaining that the reason people sin is because of the fall, in Genesis 3.

This felt like a challenging read at times, as R.C. Sproul discussed various theories from scholars about why people are predisposed to sin (he sets out that the idea that "we sin because we are finite" is wrong). Although the book's ultimate conclusion was that none of us is without sin, the book did end with a positive note by reminding me that this is why Jesus came to save us.



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