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21 Misunderstandings of Calvinism: The First Misunderstanding

By Sam Waldron

I have arranged my treatment of 21 Misunderstandings of Calvinism in the order of

T-U-L-I-P.

I. Misunderstandings related to Total Depravity

The first of the five points of Calvinism is total depravity. This point includes the idea of total inability which (to quote 9:3 of the 1689 Baptist Confession) is the idea that “Man, by his fall into a state of sin, hath wholly lost all ability of will to any spiritual good accompanying salvation; so as a natural man, being altogether averse from that good, and dead in sin, is not able by his own strength to convert himself, or to prepare himself thereunto.”

A number of misunderstandings of this point must be refuted. The first is this…..

 

 

 

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