1. Adam was CREATED in Innocence
and had a Sinless Spiritual Condition of his Soul
and when Adam was CREATED Adam had power
to do every good work the law required;
which ALL men, ALL ADAM’S ‘CHILDREN’,
since ADAM’S fall
into a Natural State of SINFULNESS,
“WE” ARE WITHOUT STRENGTH.
“For when we were still
in due time Christ died
for the ungodly.”
ALL Men BORN SINCE ADAM are
in an Un-RE-Generated State of their Sinful Soul,
in Perspective WITH GOD.
IN PERSPECTIVE TO OTHER “MEN”
WE: “Could” and “might” even “do” many things
that are seen to men as “Good”,
which WE AS FALLEN SINNERS WILL Not Do;
such as reading the Scriptures, attending on public worship,
giving to The Cause of Christ, etc.
No doubt, the persons in the parable,
who were invited to the dinner,
“could” have gone to it,
IF they had a will to DO SO,
as well as,
the “FALLEN SIN CURSED MAN”
that did Have A WILL to Go to his farm,
and the other “FALLEN SIN CURSED MAN”
that had A WILL to Go to his merchandise.
Men have an Equal Power, PHYSICALLY = agreed:
IF they had an inclination of their Heart, or a Will,
to go to a place of Divine Worship,
as they do to go to a tavern, club, race, concert, strip joint, etc.
but it is easy to observe,
that persons often have it in the power of their hands, PHYSICALLY
when they DO NOT
have it in the power of their hearts, to do “a good work”;
as a rich man DID NOT give to the poor.
Un-SPIRITUALLY + RE-GENERATED Naturally SINFUL men
are capable of performing “Good Works”,
which are in a Natural and Civil Sense,
( The “Way” their Fellow Sin Cursed “MAN” View them )
though not in an ETERNALLY SINLESS
and HOLY Spiritual Sense, “Good”.
God Saw Adam CREATED,
and saw Adam as GOOD.
God Saw Adam’s SIN AGAINST GOD, then,
as NOT GOOD.
Adam’s Sin RENDERED his Soul SINFUL,
INCAPABLE of ANYTHING BUT SIN.
A “SINNER”, as Adam and I,
i.e., Adam’s “Child” SINS AGAINST GOD.
There is NONE GOOD, FROM GOD’S SINLESS HOLY PERSPECTIVE,
NO NOT ONE.
Un-SPIRITUALLY-RE-GENERATED Naturally SINFUL men
may do those things, which externally, in appearance,
and as to the matter and substance of them,
may be seen by us to be “good”;
such as hearing, reading, praying, giving to the poor, etc.,
when they are required by circumstances to do so,
and may be doing what WE SEE, as “good works”;
however, whatever is done
for GOD to be SEEN by GOD as SINLESS, SPIRITUALLY,
and therefore “Good Works”, in HIS EYES,
must be done in obedience to the WILL of GOD;
from a Principle of Love to GOD;
must be performed in Faith;
in the Name of Christ,
and to the Glory of God by Him
and can ONLY Be Done BY The HOLY SPIRIT of GOD
IN a Person’s ETERNALLY SAVED SOUL.