Category Archives: Human depravity

Painful truth we need to hear

The best things we do have somewhat in them to be pardoned Continue reading

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The dignity of human beings

About the urgent challenge to tell people who they are, to enlighten them about their identity, that is, to teach without compromise the full biblical doctrine of our human being – its depravity, yes, but also its dignity. Continue reading

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Grace given to the humble

Legalism provides people with a deceptive means for screening out their own sins by highlighting the sins of others. Let’s oppose this spirit on every level because it insults the grace that leads us to salvation. Continue reading

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An unnerving but amazing truth

This should make those who strive to be religious more than a little nervous. It should warn those who are working their way “up” the structured ranks of religion Continue reading

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What happened in Genesis 3?

By tracing our way through the original departure from God, we gain helpful insights into how to live as we were originally meant to live — as we were created to live. Continue reading

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Total depravity?

Caution is warranted on articulating a doctrine of human depravity from the wrong starting point. Continue reading

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Three kinds of people in the world

any merely twofold division of the world into good and bad is disastrous. It overlooks the fact that the members of the second class (to which most of us belong) are always and necessarily… Continue reading

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Deep confession of sin

Here is an opportunity to find and celebrate the mercy and grace of our God at a much deeper level. Continue reading

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What about Cain?

What do we learn about the sin nature from Cain? For all that has been written about the fall of humanity, very little is focused on Cain. Check the major works of theology on this theme and you won’t find substantive consideration of Cain. Why is this? Continue reading

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Meet the citizens of heaven

It might surprise some to meet the true citizens of heaven. Many religious leaders “shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces” (Matthew 23:13). Jesus said of them,  “You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. ….You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are” (Matthew 23:14-15). Jesus said to these religious leaders, “religious leaders “shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces” (Matthew 23:13). Jesus said,  “You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. …Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you” (Matthew 21:31). Continue reading

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