Are There Just Men Who Doeth Good and Sinneth Not? Jesse Morrell Explains


How do you interpret this Old Testament passage in light of the New Testament?

Ecc 7:20 – For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.


Mat 1:19 – Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily

Mar 6:20 – For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy

Act 10:22 – And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God


3Jo 1:11 – Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God


1Jo 3:6 – Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.

1Jo 5:18 – We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.

So we do find “just men” in the New Testament who “doeth good” and “sinneth not.”

You have to rightly divide the Word, using proper hermeneutics.

Applying Ecc. 7:20 to all generations is “eisegesis” – falsely interpreting the Bible to suit the false beliefs you are precommitted to. “Exegesis” is properly interpreting the Bible and making your beliefs suit it.

That is why Asa Mahan said that Ecc. 7:20 was about Solomons generation and not to all generations, especially not those Christians under the promises of the New Covenant.






Cleansing the Temple: A Call to Radical Christianity by Jesse Morrell is a fiery book about purity, prayer, preaching, and persecution.

This book will encourage, educate, and equip you as a believer to truly live for God and do His will.


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