Monday, February 15, 2016

INHERITED DEPRAVITY?  by steve finnell

Calvinists teach that all men are depraved because they inherited depravity from Adam; therefore they are not capable of believing the gospel unless God grants them the gift of faith so they can believe and be saved.

Adam's sin is not what separates men from God.

Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, [Not Adams' iniquities]And your sins [NOT ADAM'S SINS] have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.(NASB)

Ezekiel 18:20 The person who sins will die. The son will not bear the punishment for the father's iniquity....(NASB)

Born depraved? No!

Grace through faith came to all men because of the death of Jesus on the cross.

If Cornelius was born totally depraved why was he called a devout man who feared God, prayed and gave alms to the Jews before he became a Christian? (Acts 10:1-2)

If Noah was born totally depraved how did he become an heir of righteousness?(Hebrews 11:7) Noah did not live under new covenant grace.

How it possible for Enoch to walk with God if he was born totally depraved? (Genesis 5:18-24) Enoch was not a Christian saved by grace through faith.

Job was a blameless, upright, God fearing man.(Job 1:1,8) Does that sound like Job was born totally depraved?

 All people are born innocent and then they sin by choice. Infants and small children are not guilty of Adam's sin nor do they commit sin.

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