Now one has to ask whether according to Sacred Scripture if man
in the state
of sin or in the state of non believing is able to do any good.
Generally, sinners are described in
the Bible as progressively converted as in the parable of the prodigal son
(Luke 15: 11-24). The teaching of the prophets insisted that in the first
preparatory steps of choosing be insisted as in Joel 1 and 2
Scripture also praises the
works of those who are not part of the chosen people nor of the church.
King Nebuchadnezzar (605-562 BC) was a
pagan Babylonian monarch who took the Jews into captivity (586 BC).
Daniel 4: 23-24
The command that the stump and roots of the tree are to
be left means that your kingdom shall be
preserved for you, once you have learned
it is heaven that rules. Therefore, O king, take my advice; atone for your sins by good deeds, and for your misdeeds
by kindness to the poor; then your
prosperity will be long.All this