February 14, 2021
The condition of mankind is totally depraved. As a result of the original fall of man (Gen 3:6), every part of man (mind, will, emotions, & flesh) is corrupted. Sin affects humans at the core; it affects who we are & what we do. There is no hope outside of the redeeming grace of God. There were only 2 persons, prior to Christ, that walked in perfection & without any corruption (Adam & Eve). Once they sinned, their perfection died & their entire being became depraved. Every seed from them moving forward was also tainted & corrupted. Since the first couple on earth fell, there has never been a single person outside of Christ who was considered by God as righteous
Human beings after Adam are born into sin. We are born guilty & deserve divine punishment because we come from Adam. We were guilty of sin at conception. No one born under these conditions could ever claim to be righteous apart from Christ. The term Righteousness actually means absolute moral perfection. Humans are disqualified from righteousness due to our lineage. Eph 2:1 “And you were dead in the trespasses & sins.” It is critical that we understand the doctrine of Total Depravity because unless we understand this, we can never fully understand the doctrine of redemption. This sermom addresses mankinds condition, & God’s answer to all who are in Christ.