CONCERNING TOTAL DEPRAVITY

THE BIBLE SAYSÖ

Compiled by Daniel L. Wakefield

 

 

         Genesis 6:5††††††††††††††††††† And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

 

         Psalm 51:5†††††††††††††††††††† Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

 

         Psalm 58:3†††††††††††††††††††† The wicked are as estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.

 

         Ecclesiastes 7:29†††††††† Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

 

         Isaiah 53:6††††††††††††††††††††† All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

 

         Isaiah 64:6††††††††††††††††††††† But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

 

         John 8:34†††††††††††††††††††††† Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

 

         Romans 3:9-12,23††††††† What then? are we better than they?No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no not oneÖ23For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

 

         Romans 5:17-21†††††††††† For if by one manís offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.For as by one manís disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound.But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

         1 John 1:8,10†††††††††††††††† If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.