During the study tonight this issue surfaced. Is the human being good in any sense? He was created good, but he blew it. There is none good, no not one. That’s biblical. And only when we admit that, when we fall at Jesus’ feet and confess ourselves the sinners that we are, does Jesus have any calling for us (Luke 5:1-11).
UPDATE: See here for the four marks of discipleship from the Luke text referenced above.