Originally Posted by Alcoremortis
One of my teachers always said that the super good people got tempted more and if they succumbed, their fall was even greater than the regular just kinda okay people. So I decided as a kid that I'd rather just be kinda okay and just slip under the radar.
Actually, what the Bible says is that teachers
are held to a higher standard because they have the power to lead people astray:
Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. 3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. 4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go.
Also, Jesus chastized the Pharasees a lot, not because they were "super good" and yet had fallen, but because their supposed spirituality was just a facade to make themselves look good, and he saw right through it.
In fact, the Bible says "for everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God's glorious standard" (Romans 3:23), and "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9).
So, there really is no "super good" by that measure.