Your Newborn Baby is Abominable to God – The Doctrine of Total Depravity

The doctrine of Total Depravity as defined by John Calvin is a totally depraved doctrine! Honestly, it’s just sick! This doctrine has to do with the nature of man. There are many different theological understandings and differences on the nature of man, but Total Depravity is the most common. Even MANY who don’t fully understand this doctrine are still heavily influenced by it and adhere to much of it. Even MANY still yet who would reject Calvin’s full understanding and definition(s) of this doctrine are still actually adhering to his doctrine of it; they just don’t know that it’s this doctrine that they are adhering to.

Calvin, it must be said, was brilliant, and Calvinism is an incredibly logical and well thought through systematic theology. Now, I disagree with Calvinism, BUT Calvinism is a very logical and consistent. If Christians who hold to pieces here and there of Calvinistic thoughts (unbeknownst to them) actually thought about what they are saying and believing in a logical manner and ran those thoughts through there full course then they too would come to Calvin’s conclusions. This would include the vast majority of the Western Evangelical Protestant church world.

All of that being said, below is a statement from Calvin on the Doctrine of Original Sin, aka Total Depravity. When we say that people are conceived and born totally corrupted by Adam’s sin and are therefore born totally enslaved to the “sin nature”, then below is the only logical conclusion of this doctrine once’s it’s fully considered and thought through:

“Hence, even infants bringing their condemnation with them from their mother’s womb, suffer not for another’s, but for their own defect. For although they have not yet produced the fruits of their own unrighteousness, they have the seed implanted in them. Nay, their whole nature is, as it were, a seed-bed of sin, and therefore cannot but be odious and abominable to God.”

Notice here that Calvin said that every born just seconds ago infant, the one that you love and hold in your arms for the very first time, “cannot be but odious and abominable to God.” You may think that that’s extreme and taking it a little far, but once again, if thought through fully and consistently then this is precisely the conclusion that we would come to as well if we hold to this doctrine of Original Sin or Total Depravity.

It’s time for the Church to realize just how much our Western Church thought and belief has been plagued by Augustine and Calvin, and make the necessary adjustments to get their leaven out of our theological makeup.

The doctrine of Total Depravity as defined by John Calvin is a totally depraved doctrine! Honestly, it’s just sick! This doctrine has to do with the nature of man. There are many different theological understandings and differences on the nature of man, but Total Depravity is the most common. Even MANY who don’t fully understand this doctrine are still heavily influenced by it and adhere to much of it. Even MANY still yet who would reject Calvin’s full understanding and definition(s) of this doctrine are still actually adhering to his doctrine of it; they just don’t know that it’s this doctrine that they are adhering to.

Calvin, it must be said, was brilliant, and Calvinism is an incredibly logical and well thought through systematic theology. Now, I disagree with Calvinism, BUT Calvinism is a very logical and consistent. If Christians who hold to pieces here and there of Calvinistic thoughts (unbeknownst to them) actually thought about what they are saying and believing in a logical manner and ran those thoughts through there full course then they too would come to Calvin’s conclusions. This would include the vast majority of the Western Evangelical Protestant church world.

All of that being said, below is a statement from Calvin on the Doctrine of Original Sin, aka Total Depravity. When we say that people are conceived and born totally corrupted by Adam’s sin and are therefore born totally enslaved to the “sin nature”, then below is the only logical conclusion of this doctrine once’s it’s fully considered and thought through:

“Hence, even infants bringing their condemnation with them from their mother’s womb, suffer not for another’s, but for their own defect. For although they have not yet produced the fruits of their own unrighteousness, they have the seed implanted in them. Nay, their whole nature is, as it were, a seed-bed of sin, and therefore cannot but be odious and abominable to God.”

Notice here that Calvin said that every born just seconds ago infant, the one that you love and hold in your arms for the very first time, “cannot be but odious and abominable to God.” You may think that that’s extreme and taking it a little far, but once again, if thought through fully and consistently then this is precisely the conclusion that we would come to as well if we hold to this doctrine of Original Sin or Total Depravity.

It’s time for the Church to realize just how much our Western Church thought and belief has been plagued by Augustine and Calvin, and make the necessary adjustments to get their leaven out of our theological makeup.

My New Book, “My Favorite Verses (not) In The Bible” is now available on Amazon Kindle!!!

In my new book “My Favorite Verses (not) In The Bible” I cover the following topics which are commonly taught but completely untrue and very harmful:

1) You Will Go to Hell Over Unconfessed Sin

2) Confessing Sins Means Asking for Forgiveness

3) Jesus Won’t Heal People With Unconfessed Sin

4) Jesus Won’t Heal Someone Who Has Sin in Their Life

5) Jesus Makes People Sick in Order to Humble and Teach Them

6) God Won’t Fellowship with You if You Have Any Sin or Unconfessed Sin in Your Life

7) God Can’t Look Upon Sin

8) Communion Revolves Around The Sin or Lack Thereof in Your LIfe

9) If You Backslide You Need to be Born-Again Agan

10) Repent Means Turning From Sin

11) The Holy Spirit Convicts Christians of All Their Sins

12) You Have A Generational Curse

If you need or want to have a greater, clear, and concise understanding on these issues then my book will be a great resource for you! The chapters are short but pack a punch of truth and clarity, and will help you significantly to deconstruct from these toxic teachings and reconstruct onto a solid foundation! To purchase the ebook version of my book click on the link below where you can purchase is for the Kindle App which can be used on Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac.

 

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Rethinking The Last Days Series – Intro (12/6/16)

In January of 2015 The Lord told me, “In 2015 Eschatology will come to the forefront of much of the Body of Christ.” I can say with certainty that in my limited, subjective experience that has certainly come to pass. In the last two years I have seen an explosion of teaching and discussion in the area of Eschatology (the study of last things/the study of end times). Quickly and simply stated, my eschatological views have drastically changed since Jan. 2014. The primary reason for this is b/c I got frustrated with all of the confusion in this field of study, and thus decided to study this area for myself very, very objectively instead of just trying my best to accept all of the confusing “answers” that the “prophecy experts” taught and preached. And I can easily say that doing so has been one of the best decisions of my life! A whole new world has opened to me as a result of, as the title reads, rethinking the last days.The Word of God has pieced together for me in ways I never could have imagined, so many answers have come and so much theological confusion has been eradicated! In the coming posts, I want to share some of these powerful biblical truths with you. I certainly don’t ask you to blindly accept the things that I say just because. But I would implore you to objectively look at them for yourself, and to allow the Word of God to be final answer.

More to come!

Past, Perfect Forgiveness – 2/21/16

Here is a message that I taught at church a few weeks ago on forgiveness. If you struggle with guilt and condemnation, if you struggle with believing that God would forgive you of all your mistakes, or if you just want to have a better grasp of understanding on how God has forgiven you of all your sins: past, present, future, then this message will help you.