• Total Moral Inability

    Ephesians 2:1–10

    The doctrine of total depravity and what it entails—total moral inability—magnify the grace and power of God. God is so gracious that He saves people who in their natural state are unwilling to come to Him, and He is so ...Read More

  • Enslaved to Sin

    John 8:34

    Understanding that sinners are enslaved to sin can help us have more compassion on them. Although people know better, they do what is wrong because as slaves to sin that is all they can do. We, too, were once in ...Read More

  • The Sinfulness of Sin

    Romans 1:32

    Our radical corruption is plainly evident in our attempt to excuse the sins of others and to find people who will approve of our transgressions. Misery loves company, and unless God changes us, we would rather suffer condemnation together than ...Read More

  • The “Normalcy” of Sin

    Romans 1:24–31

    We are inclined to make light of common sins, even saying such things as “boys will be boys” to excuse transgressions. Yet we dare not think that God ever takes sin lightly. Sin might be “normal” in the sense that ...Read More

  • Using Our Beauty

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  • Radical Corruption

    Romans 1:21–23

    We must continually renew our minds according to the Word of God because sin has affected our thinking. Even we who have received the grace of the Lord’s salvation do not always use our reason in service to our Creator. ...Read More

  • Radical Corruption

    Romans 1:21–23

    We must continually renew our minds according to the Word of God because sin has affected our thinking. Even we who have received the grace of the Lord’s salvation do not always use our reason in service to our Creator. ...Read More

  • Utter Depravity

    Luke 11:11–13

    We have fallen far from our original state, but we do not exist in a state of utter depravity. We are still capable of recognizing what is good, though our moral sense is flawed apart from grace. God restrains us ...Read More

  • The Heights from Which We Have Fallen

    Genesis 1:27

    If, as the Bible tells us, man in sin has turned 180 degrees away from his original state, then we must have had an exalted original state indeed. Since, even though every part of us is tainted by sin, we ...Read More

  • Spiritual Blindness

    John 9:34–41

    God is under no obligation to save anyone, and those who harden themselves against Him have no claim on His grace. All of us must take care not to reject the light of Christ, lest we be blinded to His ...Read More

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