“True repentance always begins by understanding the astonishing truth of this simple statement: only God is good.” – Chapell
Romans 3:10-12 – As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Mark 10:18 – And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.
Before a person can be truly saved, or born again he/she must first realize that all his goodness is tainted and worthless to a perfectly good God. God’s standard for good means that it is totally, completely free from any pollutions, contaminates, – sin. In other words nothing you have ever done will meet that standard and when you come to that realization then true repentance can happen because you realize that you are a sinner and God is “good” and you need His grace and mercy in order to be saved!