God is good! Nobody else is outside of Him.
Luke 18:19 – 19 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone.
When God made everything in the beginning, it was good.
Genesis 1:31 – 31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.
After Satan in the form of the serpent deceived Adam and Eve, the earth, human race, animals, all became cursed. It’s not good in the sense that it was when God had control of it in the beginning.
God entrusted man to rule the earth and the animals, etc, after He made them. They fell and handed it over to Satan. Satan is NOT good. He was before he decided to be proud and took the fall.
To be saved, you have to be good.
Romans 3:12 – 12 All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.”
So since man isn’t good, who can be saved?
Matthew 19:25-26- 25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” 26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Romans 5:12-21- 12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned— 13 for before the law was given, sin was in the world. But sin is not taken into account when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who was a pattern of the one to come.
15 But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! 16 Again, the gift of God is not like the result of the one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. 17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.
18 Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men. 19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
20 The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, 21 so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
It takes someone who is good, dying and paying the penalty for those who are not good.
Second it takes those who are not good to receive willingly, while turning from their old sinful nature. Perfection isn’t part of the transformation on this earth in how we still will act. When it comes to turning from your old sinful nature it is in the effort, seeking, fighting the best you can.
Once you receive Christ and make Him Lord, He now sees you as perfect. That’s some pretty powerful blood. God’s blood to be exact.
You can’t ever be good enough. The One who is good enough has you covered if you are willing to come back and follow Him.