absolute inability

My wife and I were talking about this on the way home last night, and it was good to think about this. I’ve been since I as in high school a big time TULIP person. My good friends introduced it to me through the book called “The Five Points of Calvinism” by Steele.

The book is provides scripture references used by both Armininians and “Calvinists” and lets you see for yourself that God’s sovereignty in salvation is the only reasonable understanding. Otherwise, man is given too much credit and the glory that is due the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is not properly ascribed.

But unfortunately in this day and age, when people hear the first point, “Total Depravity” the natural man does not accept this. They think of Jeffrey Dahmer and Charles Manson. We are too into ourselves to think that we are depraved in the smallest bit, let alone TOTALLY depraved.  So terming it absolute inability is fitting.

I remember maybe 6 weeks ago explaining the gospel to someone, and telling them that all men are depraved and totally wicked, and they have a serious problem with that (of course because then you’d need a solution). But to explain that they are absolutely unable to please God may be a little easier to grasp. Not that the truth is less offensive, just easier to think through if you present it that way.

I like it. I love it, because it is amazing thinking that Jesus Christ is the King and that He would choose to save someone like me who is not just absouletly unable, but who is also utterly rebellious.

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About clydeblogs
I am husband to my sweetheart Lisa, and we are parents of our sweetheart Claire Renae and the curiously cute Evan. I wish I could say that I speak a little, and think a lot, but I think I speak a lot and think less than I should.

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