The FALL OF MAN: OUR HUMAN DEPRAVITY
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me. Psalm 51:5
The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth, for God's invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived since the creation of the world (Romans 1:18-20).
- Humanity defied God by wanting glory from other men, rather than from God (John 12:43).
- For this reason, God handed them over to their sinful passions (Romans 1:26).
- We were born dead in your sin and trespasses (Ephesians 2:1,5; Colossians 2:13; Luke 15:24,32; (1 John 3:14)).
- We were brought forth in iniquity, in sin your mother conceived you (Psalm 51:5).
- We were excluded from the life of God because we were calloused, having a hardened heart, with a darkened understanding, a lack of knowledge, so we gave ourselves over to sensuality to practice every kind of impurity with greediness. (Ephesians 4:18-19).
- Man, by nature, doesn't accept the things of God, they're foolishness to him; he can't understand them for they are only spiritually understood (1 Corinthians 2:14).
- Sin and death entered into the world through one man's disobedience, to all mankind because all sinned (1 Corinthians 15:20-22; Romans 5:12; Psalms 51:5).
- And we were dead in our trespasses and sins, in which we formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. (Ephesians 2:1-3).
- The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick. (Jeremiah 17:9a).
- For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23).
Man is never sufficiently touched and affected by the awareness of his lowly state until he has compared himself with God's majesty. John Calvin
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