Total hereditary depravity
(or Inherited Sin)
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Unavoidable Consequences Of Inherited Sin
A. Every newborn is "utterly indisposed, disabled, and made opposite to all good, and wholly inclined to all evil"
John Calvin, the father of Calvinism believed:
- Then every newborn is as wicked as the Devil himself.
- Newborns that die are lost.
- God failed to provide instructions on how newborns can be saved.
- God will condemn to hell a newborn for someone else's sin and something it didn't do.
B. Jesus inherited the depraved nature and guilt of sin like any other man, otherwise
Jesus had an advantage in overcoming sin that we do not.
Jesus was not made like his brethren in all things" Heb 2:14-18
Jesus was not tempted in all things just as we are. Heb 4:15
C. Man has no responsibility to hear and obey the gospel (irresistible grace)
Calvinists teach that man being depraved, cannot comprehend the gospel message. The Holy Spirit must specifically touch an individual, thus allowing them to respond to the gospel. Thus man cannot be saved without the direct and miraculous operation of the Holy Spirit.
If men go to hell, it is because God never extended his Holy Spirit to that individual, thus giving them the ability to accept and comprehend the gospel then:
- God is therefore responsible for all the unsaved going to hell.
- God created certain men who never had any chance or opportunity to be saved!
- This makes God a respecter of persons.
D. Man is not responsible for his sin, since he has no freewill
There is little difference between "the devil made me do it" and "Adam made me do it"
Ultimately, God is responsible for man's sin because that is the way God created us at conception. Like migrating birds that have no choice, we are acting out of nature and instinct.
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