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But Jesus Never Taught Depravity
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IN OBJECTION TO TOTAL DEPRAVITY, THE INTERACTIVE BIBLE MINISTRY, ASKS THE
QUESTION: "WHY DID JESUS NEVER TEACH THAT MAN WAS DEPRAVED OR BLAMED submit

MAN'S SIN ON ADAM? RATHER HE ALWAYS HELD EACH MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS
OWN SIN?" [1]

My Response
Well, in reality, Jesus did teach Total Depravity.

In Matthew chapter 6 we find Him teaching a multitude, saying:

"The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. IF THEREFORE THE LIGHT
THAT IS IN THEE BE DARKNESS, HOW GREAT IS THAT DARKNESS! No man can serve two
masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise
the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." (Mt. 6v22-24, AKJV, p.423)

Also in Matthew chapter 7, still busy with the same group of people, Jesus continued:

"Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but A CORRUPT TREE BRINGETH FORTH
EVIL FRUIT. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, NEITHER CAN A CORRUPT TREE BRING
FORTH GOOD FRUIT." (Mt. 7v17-18, AKJV, p.424)

"He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom
of heaven, BUT TO THEM IT IS NOT GIVEN. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he
shall have more abundance: BUT WHOSOEVER HATH NOT, FROM HIM SHALL BE TAKEN
EVEN THAT HE HATH. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and
hearing hear not, neither do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which
saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not
perceive: ..." (Mt. 13v11-14, AKJV, p.427)

We also find Jesus, alone with the twelve and those with them, in Mark chapter 4, saying:

"Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: BUT UNTO THEM THAT ARE
WITHOUT, ALL THESE THINGS ARE DONE IN PARABLES: THAT SEEING THEY MAY SEE,
AND NOT PERCEIVE; AND HEARING THEY MAY HEAR, AND NOT UNDERSTAND; LEST
AT ANY TIME THEY SHOULD BE CONVERTED, AND THEIR SINS SHOULD BE FORGIVEN
THEM. And He said unto them, Know ye not this parable? And how then will you know all
parables?" (Mk. 4v11-13, AKJV, p.439)

In Luke chapter 6 verses 43-45 we find Jesus teaching His disciples:

"For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; NEITHER DOTH A CORRUPT TREE BRING

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FORTH GOOD FRUIT. For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather
figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart
bringeth forth that which is good; and AN EVIL MAN OUT OF THE EVIL TREASURE OF HIS
HEART BRINGETH FORTH THAT WHICH IS EVIL: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth
speaketh." (Lk. 6v43-45, AKJV, p.453)

In Luke chapter 8 verse 10, teaching His disciples:

"Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: BUT TO OTHERS IN
PARABLES; THAT SEEING THEY MIGHT NOT SEE, AND HEARING THEY MIGHT NOT
UNDERSTAND." (Lk. 8v10, AKJV, p.454)

In John chapter 6 verse 44, Jesus makes it very clear that:

"NO MAN CAN COME TO ME, EXCEPT THE FATHER WHICH HATH SENT ME DRAW HIM:
and I will raise him up at the last day." (Jn. 6v44, AKJV, p.471)

"Therefore said I unto you, that NO MAN CAN COME UNTO ME, EXCEPT IT WERE GIVEN
UNTO HIM OF MY FATHER." (Jn. 6v65, AKJV, p.471)

"But though He had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on Him: That the
saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report?
And to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? Therefore THEY COULD NOT BELIEVE,
BECAUSE THAT ESAIAS SAID AGAIN, HE HATH BLINDED THEIR EYES, AND HARDENED
THEIR HEART; THAT THEY SHOULD NOT SEE WITH THEIR EYES, NOR UNDERSTAND
WITH THEIR HEART, AND BE CONVERTED, AND I SHOULD HEAL THEM." (Jn. 12v37-40,
AKJV, p.475)

Bibliography
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Calvinism Refuted (The Interactive Bible). (04/06/2008) http://www.bible.ca/cal-T-questions.htm

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