Handbook on Faith, Hope, and Love: Lesson 2, question 2

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2. Augustine believes that no matter how evil a person is, there is always some good in that person. How does this help us understand the notion of salvation? Can anyone be "too far gone" from God?

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Is there always some good in a person?

I hope there is because even after being a Christian for decades I fall short regularly of the perfection of "good." I depend on God overlooking my sin and faults. Perhaps I am what many would consider to be a good person and someone else slightly less good and another even less good, etc. Isn't it then a matter of degree in how much evil or less good we carry around with us.

I pray that God considers me less evil enough to keep on caring about me and continues to allow me to be covered by the blood of Jesus for salvation's sake.

Jerry Slade