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Saturday, August 29, 2015

TOTALLY DEPRAVED AND GUILTY OF SIN AT BIRTH?   by steve finnell


According to the false doctrine of John Calvin all men are guilty of sin and totally depraved at birth because of the original sin of Adam.

Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear. (NKJV)

Man's own sin and wickedness separates him from God. Do not blame Adam.

Psalm 58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb; They go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.(NKJV)

The wicked go astray, they are not born wicked. They are not born astray.

Genesis 1:26 The God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness....(NKJV)

God created man in His own likeness. God is not totally depraved nor is He guilty of sin. Man was not, nor is he created totally depraved, nor guilty of sin.

James 3:9 With it we bless our God and Father, and curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God.(NKJV)

Men have been made in the likeness of God. Men are and were not created depraved and sinful in the womb.

Proverbs 11:18-19 The wicked man does deceptive work, But to him who sows righteousness will be a sure reward. 19 As righteousness leads to life, So he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death.(NKJV)

If all men are born totally depraved, then no man could pursue righteousness. The wicked pursue evil, they are not born evil.

Ezekiel 18:21 "But if a wicked man turns from all his sin which he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die.(NKJV)

How would it be possible for a wicked man to turn from his sins if he was born totally depraved? Notice it does not say turn from the sin Adam committed. Men are not born  totally depraved and guilty of Adam's sin. Men become wicked by choice.

Proverbs 10:16 The labor of the righteous leads to life, The wages of the wicked to sin.(NKJV)

Totally depraved men cannot labor in righteousness.

Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned---(NKJV)

All men die spiritually, and physically---because all men sin. Men are not born guilty of Adam's sin nor are they born totally depraved.

The doctrine of original sin, that being, because Adam sinned  all men are born totally depraved and guilty of Adam's sin is not found in Scripture.

The truth of the matter is Satan was the original sinner and even he was not created totally depraved.

Ezekiel 28:11-15......15 You were perfect in your ways  from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you.(NKJV)

Satan was created perfect and became the original sinner.

1 John 3:8 ...for the devil has sinned from the beginning..(NKJV)

Eve was created perfect and became the second sinner.

Genesis 3:6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eye, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of it and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.(NKJV)

Adam was created perfect and became the third sinner.

All men are created sinless and become sinners because they sin.        




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