Tag Archive: Total Depravity

Dec 07

Stephen Unthank – Total Depravity: The Total in Total Depravity

The word depravity implies the absence of something that used to be abundant. In considering the doctrine of man’s total depravity it’s good to see first that man, Adam, was totally good, righteous, and upright. This is what Solomon taught when he declared that “God made man upright” (Ecclesiastes 7:29). 18th century Scottish pastor Thomas …

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Apr 14

Michael Boling – Total Depravity: The Problem Defined and Solution Provided

(This was my contribution to the latest issue of Theology for Life. To read the rest of the latest issue, click here). Humanity has a problem. Turn on the news, listen to the radio, or take a quick glance at your favorite social media outlet and you will likely find a plethora of stories concerning …

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Dec 02

Ligon Duncan – Total Depravity and the Believer’s Sanctification

Tullian Tchividjian of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Ft Lauderdale, FL and Rick Phillips of Second Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC have recently engaged with the doctrine of total depravity in its relation to Christians. That is, they are discussing not whether or not people in their natural state are totally depraved, but whether and in what …

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