ARE MEN CREATED TOTALLY DEPRAVED? by steve finnell
According to Calvinism all men are born guilty of the sin of Adam, and therefore are born totally depraved.
Psalms 139:13 For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb. 14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. (NASB)
God did not create David totally depraved. God does not create people guilty of sin in the womb of their mother.
Genesis 1:27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. (NASB)
God's image is not that of a totally depraved person that is guilty of sin. God is still creating men today in His image.
Ecclesiastes 7:29 Behold, I have found only this, that God made man upright, but they have sought out many devices. (NASB)
God created men upright. Men sin as a matter of personal choice.
Genesis 6:8-9 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. 9 These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God.(NASB)
If God created Noah totally depraved and guilty of Adam's sin, then how could Noah find favor in God's eyes? God hates sin. God did not nor does He create sin.
2 Samuel 22:22-24 "For I have kept the ways of the Lord, And have not acted wickedly against my God.......24 "I was also blameless toward Him, And kept myself from iniquity.(NASB)
How is it possible David could make these claims if he was born totally depraved from his mothers womb? Did God make David a king because he was totally depraved and guilty of Adam's sin?
Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil. (NASB)
Job was not born guilty of Adam's sin nor was he born totally depraved.
Psalms 14:3 They have all turned aside, together they have become corrupt....(ASB)
Men become corrupt, they are not born corrupt.
58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb; These who speak lies go astray from birth. (NASB)
The wicked go astray. The wicked are not born astray.
Romans 1:19-21 because that which is know about God is evident within them; for God made evident to them.......21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God....but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. (NASB)
Their foolish heart was darkened because they became futile in their speculations. Their hearts were not darkened because they were totally depraved in the womb. Men have free-will.
There is no Scripture that states men inherit sin. There is no Bible verse that says men are guilty of the sin of Adam. There is not one verse of Scripture that proclaims all men are born totally depraved. The doctrine of total depravity and original sin is a fabrication of men.
Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,(NASB)
All men have sinned, however, no man was born a sinner. No man is guilty of Adam's sin but Adam himself.
GOD DID NOT CREATE MEN TOTALLY DEPRAVED. GOD DOES NOT CREATE SIN.