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(Text as at 12/08/2007 10:17:46)

The above sets Biblical psychology apart from all optimistic religions & philosophies that state that all is fundamentally right with man.

  1. However, since Judaism has allegedly an optimistic view of man, this negative view of man may be fundamentally a New Testament attitude.
  2. The Old Testament view seems to be that righteousness is a simple matter of obedience, which is within the capacity of the servant of God (eg. Deuteronomy 30:11-14, Ezekiel 18).
  3. Further, since the extreme pessimistic view, in the sense of "total depravity", is not shared by all Christian groups, there may be an element of confessional interpretative bias in the interpretation of the New Testament teaching, which itself may not have a uniform viewpoint.

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