Total Depravity, Absolute Inability, Radical Corruption – Part 1 Sermon

April 14, 2015



1 Timothy 4:13
1 Timothy 4:16
2 Timothy 4:3
T otal Depravity, Absolute Inability, Radical Corruption
U nconditional Election
L imited Atonement
I rresistible Grace
P erseverance of the Saints
1561 Belgic Confession
1563 Heidelberg Confession
1619 Canons of Dort
1644 Baptist Confession of Faith
1646 Westminster Confess of Faith
1689 Baptist Confession of Faith
(Does not make them True or False)
Matthew 11:6 ESV And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.”

Be Berean’s …examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. Acts 17:11 ESV

Historical majority to a minority, confessions, creeds, counsels, books, arguments… None of it makes these Doctrines True or False, WHAT then?

1. Verses command men to believe
2. Salvation is not of man but God

BEHOLD! THE LAMB OF GOD, WHO TAKES AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD! (God provided the sacrifice and the means, all of it, paid in full)

• Adam died physically and spiritually (Gen 3, Romans 5)
• Christ is the resurrection and the life, by death he conquered death
• In Adam we all died
• In Christ we all live

Question: How dead is dead?

Total Depravity, Absolute Inability, Radical Corruption (Dye & WATER)

“Total Depravity teaches that nothing he does is ever completely good. Sin has pervaded every part of physical, mental, and emotional makeup so that there is nothing about us that remains untouched by sin. Our motives are never entirely pure, and thus to one extent or another all our actions are corrupted by evil desires. This corruption invades every aspect of our being, so that nothing we are or do is completely free from sin.” (James Montgomery Boice)

• Vertical death not horizontal (Adam & Eve didn’t hide from each other)
• We could perform, MORE evil acts

Mat 7:11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children…

 Great men & women in the Bible + history Luther, Calvin, Whitefield, Spurgeon, none were perfect.
o That was their time, this is our time.
o Learn from them and press forward


Matthew 16:13-17
• Anyone (flesh) can know about Jesus
• Anyone (flesh) can study Jesus
• BUT to really know Jesus is the Savior!
• But to really believe Jesus is the Savior!
• To have faith in him, comes from God!
• Jesus calls Peter blessed, why???
o Because God – REVEALED
o Others did not know??? Why??? NOT REVEALED
o The flesh cannot comprehend, it is NO HELP!

John 6:44

Says the same thing twice! Must be important.

John 6:63-66
(HCSB) The Spirit is the One who gives life. The flesh doesn’t help at all
(ISV) It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh accomplishes nothing
(KJV) It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing
(NKJV) It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing.
(NLT) The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing
 Who gives live? The Spirit
 What can the flesh do?

“This is why I told you”
o Explaining why some believed and betrayed
“that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.”
• No one – Universal negative
• Can – Ability
• Can what? Come to him
• Unless – is a condition
• HARD SAYING: After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him.

Sermon One Way Christian Center, Olustee, OK Pastor Bryan Walker

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