Calvin, among his other points starts with the point that we are totally depraved and sinful from birth. What is the Biblical basis for this point?
In Romans there are a couple verses that indicate that the law has not only been given in written form through the ten commandments, but written "on our hearts." It also says that this law will bear ...
Are we "basically sinful" or "basically good" (are we born fundamentally sinful, or are we born holy but then "fall to temptation?). What I really want are the names of the doctrines associated with ...
I'm quite sure I understand the concept of Total Depravity, but I'm not sure it's viewed exactly the same in different doctrinal frameworks that support it. I've spent a lot of time among Lutherans, ...
One of the core beliefs of all Calvinists (and many Christians in general) is that of Total Depravity. Fundamentally, it suggests that mankind is inherently fallen, corrupt, and incapable of doing ...
Jonathan Edwards, a renowned Christian thinker and past president of Princeton University said: So long as men are in their natural state, they not only have no good thing, but it is impossible ...