I TOLD YOU NOT TO READ THIS! WHY ARE YOU HERE?
I just proved total depravity…man’s nature to do what they’re directly told not to do! 😉
But, that still doesn’t mean Total Inability is true. I mean you are able to admit that you disobeyed my request to refrain from reading this, right? Sure you are. You make mistakes but you are able to admit that fact when confronted. So too, when fallen humanity is confronted with their fallenness by God’s powerful word, there is nothing preventing them from willingly acknowledging that truth and repenting in faith. That is why we are all held responsible, not merely for the decisions of Adam, but for our own decisions since the fall. We must decide how we will respond to the words of Jesus, for it is by those words each of us will be judged:
Then Jesus cried out, “The one who believes in Me believes not in Me, but in Him who sent Me. 45 And the one who sees Me sees Him who sent Me. 46 I have come as a light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me would not remain in darkness. 47 If anyone hears My words and doesn’t keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. 48 The one who rejects Me and doesn’t accept My sayings has this as his judge: The word I have spoken will judge him on the last day.49 For I have not spoken on My own, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a command as to what I should say and what I should speak. 50 I know that His command is eternal life. So the things that I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me” (Jn 12:44-50).
Notice by what standard we are judged in the final days? Jesus does not say you will be judged for what Adam did, in fact no where in scripture does it teach that anyone is judged guilty for Adam’s sin. We are judged for our own unbelief and rejection of Jesus’ words.
If anyone perishes, they will perish for rejecting the truth so as to be saved (2 Thess. 2:10). If anyone doesn’t enter the Promised Land, it will be due to their own unbelief, not the sin of their grandparents. As Heb. 3:19 states,
“So, we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief.”
Any doctrinal system which teaches that people will spend an eternity suffering in hell due to the sin of another is not teaching the bible.
The person who sins is the one who will die. A son won’t suffer punishment for the father’s iniquity, and a father won’t suffer punishment for the son’s iniquity. The righteousness of the righteous person will be on him, and the wickedness of the wicked person will be on him.
“Now if the wicked person turns from all the sins he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is just and right, he will certainly live; he will not die. 22 None of the transgressions he has committed will be held against him. He will live because of the righteousness he has practiced. 23 Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked?” This is the declaration of the Lord God. “Instead, don’t I take pleasure when he turns from his ways and lives? … if a wicked person turns from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he will preserve his life… “Repent and turn from all your transgressions, so they will not be a stumbling block that causes your punishment. 31 Throw off all the transgressions you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. Why should you die, house of Israel? 32 For I take no pleasure in anyone’s death.” This is the declaration of the Lord God. “So repent and live! (Ezk. 18:20-32)
Now, here are few more things you shouldn’t do!
- Whatever you do, don’t subscribe to the Podcast!
- And never, ever support this ministry to help get the word out!
- Do NOT share this article or any other article to help your friends understand the universal love and provision of God.
If you make a mistake and do one or ALL of these things, I will forgive you, but you are responsible for confessing. You can confess for breaking one of these rules by sending me a Twit or a Facebook post. Now, be good and obey all these rules you depraved worms. 😉