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1. Mostly good but there are enough nasty types around to keep us on our toes.
2. I'm a man. So although activists on the exreme fringe of feminism would think I was evil, for other options refer to 1.
3. We have to obey the law. Worse, we have to do what our boss tells us. And worst of all, we obey our wives. Married men realise that SWMBO is the acronym for "She Who Must Be Obeyed". So, yes, we have to follow those who have more power.
4. Absolutely not. While teenagers may be "as one" in their desire to conform to peer pressure, adults are individuals. Well, those who can think for themselves, anyway.
"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:" -Romans 5:12. "Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me." -psalm 51:5. We are all naturally evil (or sinful) even from the time we are born according to psalm because of the original sin or inherited "sin nature" but even though we are naturally "evil" we don't have to live with that the rest of our lives. 2 Corinthians 5:21
"God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."
Total depravity is the teaching that mankind is utterly dead in sin. In this state he cannot and will not submit to God or his word. While there is certainly identifiable evil in the world, is it true that "every intention" of our hearts is "only evil continually?" In other words, does Total Depravity teach we are as evil as we possibly can be? No. While we are depraved and corrupt, we aren't as depraved and corrupt as we possibly could be. Yet the bible is clear, we are "dead in sin and trespasses." Dead men cannot respond to anything. Slaves cannot free themselves. God is the one who brings the dead back to life. God is the one who sets the slave free. Total Depravity teaches the truth regarding man's deadness in sin, and therefore recognizes that it is God, and God alone, who saves (Jonah 2:9).
You have the choice to be good or evil. I choose good and I am a born again Christian. No you don't have to follow anyone if you don't want to. That is also a choice. And no. We are not necessarily "one".
Some are good an some are evil and others are a little bit of both. I consider myself good now but not perfect always. As a person it is better not to follow anyone but be a leader and show a good example for others. We are all different