Total Depravity & the Christian Life

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About a year and a half ago, I decided to take the plunge and begin preaching my way through the book of Romans.  The journey through the book so far has benefited my faith in many ways – not the least of those ways being the constant reminder of what a colossal privilege it is for a corrupt, rebellious, totally depraved sinner like me to be a Christian.

Early on in Romans, the reader of Romans is overwhelmed (in a good way!) with the truth of human depravity.  You don’t even get three chapters into the letter before you are required to square with the truth of your sinfulness. … Continue reading

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How Dead Is Dead?

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All philosophies and religions stand or fall by their view of sin. If the disease is not properly diagnosed, there will never be a cure. Our view of sin as Christians and the extent of its devastating effects upon man will subsequently affect our view of man’s salvation.  So what does the Bible proclaim about man’s sin and his ability to come to God? Should man really feel good about himself in light of who God is?  Is man even in need of rescuing from sin?  Let’s delve into a few misconceptions about total depravity and then end with a few important implications.… Continue reading

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