Wednesday, October 02, 2013

The Totality of Sin in Man

While this list was in relation to sin being the deadliest plague of all time and that as Christians we continue to deal with its presence and affects, I think this biblical list how totally depraved man is, particularily the first three:

Sin corrupts the mind (Jer. 17:9; Eph. 4:17-19), 
the will (cf. Jer. 44:16-17),
and the affections (John 3:19; 1 John 2:15).

Sin brings people under the control of Satan (John 8:44; Eph. 2:2)
and makes them the objects of God’s wrath (Eph. 2:3).
Sin robs people of peace (Isa. 48:22) 
and replaces it with misery (Job 5:7; Rom. 8:20).

Clearly there is no such thing as "free will" when our mind, will, and emotions are dead and enslaved to sin.

1Co 2:14  The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

Rom 6:6  We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. 7  For one who has died has been set free from sin. 

Rom 6:16  Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? 

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