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  • New Advent (newadvent.org) addresses this aptly: "None is good... Of himself entirely and essentially, but God alone; men may be good also, but only by participation of God's goodness." Ref: http://www.newadvent.org/bible/mar010.htm
  • Sounds like he was saying that only God is good.
  • That is one of the reasons I stopped being Christian. (If it helps, the Islamic belief is that Jesus was a prophet of God, but that he himself had said that it is only God who should be worshiped; and that he (Jesus, peace be upon him) was only a messenger of God.) That said, however, I still do respect the fact that Christians believe what they do... nobody should be called to defend their religion. Every religion has parts of it that are next to impossible to prove as true. So I guess in defense of Christianity; the true nature of God and His words are beyond full comprehension by the human mind, and keep in mind that the Bible WAS translated from a different language- and numerous times- over the centuries. Things you read in there now may not be as they were originally.
  • Simple. God the Father, and his son Jesus Christ. The Oneness of Father and Son was not physical but of another nature, which oneness he requested for his disciples also: John 17: 11, 21-22 11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be bone, as we are. • • • 21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
  • That's not all... . Mark 13:32: No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father . John 14:28: If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. . John 5:30: I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgement is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me. . John 14:24: the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me
  • "Why do you call me good?" Jesus, being a bit humble, rejects the term "good" for himself and directs it to God, the source of all goodness who alone can grant the gift of eternal life. This is similar to Matthew 19:16-17: Now someone approached him and said, "Teacher, what good must I do to gain eternal life?" He (Jesus) answered him, "Why do you ask me about the good? There is only One who is good. If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments." With love in Christ.
  • Oh can I answer, please, please, sir! Ok, Ok I'm not a Christian - so I won't. xx +2 4 u
  • (Mark 10:18)” Jesus said to him: “Why do you call me good? Nobody is good, except one, God.” Jesus rebuked a man who addressed him with the title “Good Teacher,” because Jesus recognized not himself but his Father to be the standard of goodness. (Mark 10:17, 18) This scripture also supports the argument against the “trinity” concept, that God is three persons in one God is, the Father, one Person. He is the greatest in universe . ( See . De 6:4; Mal 2:10; Mark10:18.) Jesus was showing his subjection to his Father here at Mark 10:18.
  • well he didn't say He wasn't good. He was just asking why the guy was calling Him such. What was his reasing? Did this guy think Jesus was God? Or did he just think He was a teacher? If you don't think He's the Christ why would you call Him good? No one is good but God.

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