total depravity


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total depravity

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(Protestantism) chiefly Calvinist the doctrine that man's nature is totally corrupt as a result of the Fall
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Noun1.total depravity - the Calvinist doctrine that everyone is born in a state of corruption as a result of original sin
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group
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It is when my umbrella turns inside out that I am convinced of the total depravity of inanimate things," she said gaily.
The synod promulgated the so-called "Five Points of Calvinism," which became known to English language speakers as the acrostic, TULIP: Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, and Perseverance of the Saints.
I have not actually consulted those early documents but would guess that the desire sprang from a consensus that seemed to have formed in our church that classical Calvinism contained several important overstatements--especially in the areas of sin, which was viewed as total depravity, and double predestination.
Common decency has to prevail above all else if we are not to descend into total depravity.
It is Calvinist in its allegation of total depravity.
This new belief was a rebuttal of the Catholic concept of original sin and the Calvinist doctrine of total depravity.
Total depravity means that every human faculty is fallen.
Their doctrine of postlapsarian existence informed puritan divines that human souls were sites of total depravity.
His descent into total depravity was revealed earlier this year when he admitted a penchant for "dogging" - a nocturnal habit of cruising for couples who he watched or joined for sex sessions.
Modern Calvinists also argued that the The Abstract of Principles, the confessional statement of Southern Baptist's first seminary, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, affirmed key Reformed concepts such as total depravity, perseverance of the saints, and unconditional election for a limited number of persons chosen by God.
Coun Alden, Conservative member for Harborne, said: 'This sounds disgusting, total depravity.
We are in this country amusing ourselves into a state of complete and total depravity,'' said Alan Caruba, a media trend expert.

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