Human nature

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Human nature can be said to consist of four aspects: body, mind, heart and spirit.[1]

Since the time of the French Revolution, the idea that human nature is basically good has gained wide acceptance and has penetrated every area of contemporary culture and thinking, not least the area of child raising. The Christian theologians however maintain that such idea promoted by certain brand of sentimental humanism is rooted in false understanding of human nature and they point out that the Biblical perspective on this subject is fundamentally different. The Bible does not look upon humans as basically good who would essentially want to do wise and right things and stresses out the need for discipline that awakens and sharpens the concsiousness. The teaching which is not backed up with Biblical discipline does not convey love and understanding but a lack of concern.[2]

See Specious reasoning.

Notes

  1. "...the four magnificent parts of our nature consist of body, mind, heart and spirit." The 8th Habit, Steven R. Covey, page 50
  2. Larry Christenson (1970). The Christian Family. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Bethany House Publishers, 95–99. ISBN 978-0871-231147.