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Mark 10:18

After a man addresses Jesus as “good teacher,” Jesus asks him why the man referred to him as good. He goes on to explain that the only good being is their god.

I was alway taught that Jesus was perfect. He was supposed to be the perfect sacrifice because he was without sin. Therefore, I would have considered him good, even when compared to the father god.

In addition, I was taught in church that Jesus and god the father were the same entity. So, the theology on this seems pretty confusing all around. I am curious as to what others, especially Christians, think of this verse.


What do you think of this verse?

Christians – Do you believe that Jesus was perfect and without sin? If so, what do you think Jesus meant by this statement? Do you see Jesus and God as separate beings?

Mark 10: 18 Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.”

Harper Bibles. NRSV Bible with the Apocrypha (Kindle Locations 68118-68119). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.

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