Can a “non-christian” Do Good Things?Posted: February 25, 2010 Filed under: Questions & Answers, Questions that begged to be asked, Westminster Confession of Faith 3 Comments
Assuming that God is the creator of the universe (and I do)…
Can a non-christian Do Good Things? IS A great quesiton that mankind at times may think or feel that he has the answer to. However, God has already given an answer to that… And the The Westminster Confession Chapter 26:7 states it at its best,
“Works done by unregenerate men, although for the matter of them they may be things which God commands; and of good use both to themselves and others: yet, because they proceed not from an heart purified by faith; nor are done in a right manner, according to the Word; nor to a right end, the glory of God, they are therefore sinful and cannot please God, or make a man meet to receive grace from God: and yet, their neglect of them is more sinful and displeasing unto God.“
Be sure to click on the numbers above that provide the Scriptural references for your reading.
FYI, the citation is wrong. It is chapter 16 section 7.
thanks man- i was challenged by acts 10 to look at how this can be true of goodness when we examine the life of cornelius….how would you respond?