Depravity of Man – Paul Washer

Deep South Founders Conference

Session 3 – Friday Morning Service – January 13, 2012

Paul Washer

Depravity of Man

Ephesians 2:1-3

Humanity’s god is humanity. The doctrine of man is the key to understanding all other doctrines of scripture.  The fall of man must be looked at through Jesus Christ. Apart from the fall, God could never be known in His fullness. It is only by the cross that that Christ is revealed in all His glory.

1) We cannot understand the greatness of God’s power without a full understanding of the depravity of man.

2) We cannot understand the depth of the love of Christ without a full understanding of the depravity of man.

3) We cannot understand the depth of Christ’s suffering without a full understanding of the depravity of man.

4) We cannot understand grace except it be set against the black backdrop of evil.

5) We cannot understand how much we are forgiven without understanding the magnitude of our sins.

6) We cannot understand the power required in the conversion of man without a full understanding of the depravity of man. This power cannot come from man; it only comes from God.

7) We cannot close the door on self-redemption without a full understanding of the depravity of man.

8). We cannot grasp the importance of preaching the gospel in a biblical manner without a full understanding of the depravity of man.

9) We cannot understand the wrath of God and hell without a full understanding of the depravity of man. Even the restraint of evil in the one who hates God is the common grace of God. The good acts performed by those who hate God is the common grace of God.

10) We cannot appreciate what God has done to/for the converted person without a full understanding of the depravity of man. This leads to love of God and hatred of unrighteousness.

 

Concepts of deadness:

1) man is not just under the dominion of sin – this is not enough

2) man is not just alienated from God – this is not enough

3) We were dead in the same manner that Christ was dead

 

Definition of spiritual death

1) unregenerate men are unresponsive to God

2) unregenerate men are alive to all wickedness

3) moral inability is willing hostility

4) unregenerate men hate God

5) unregenerate men have a heart of stone that does not respond to God

 

What does it mean to be dead in trespasses and sins?

1) the unregenerate man is a discarded corpse that is in a cesspool made up of the sins which have flowed from the corpse. It is into this cesspool that Jesus entered in order to save sinful man.

Audio
The Doctrine of Man – Part 1 by Paul Washer


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4 thoughts on “Depravity of Man – Paul Washer

  1. Very well said, which is why the doctrine of free will is so very dangerous, and in my opinion, an accursed gospel.

    Enjoying these posts, thank you.

    Lyn

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    Berean Wife Reply:

    Thanks, LYN.

    I’m glad you are enjoying the posts. Surprising how small the gathering was for the conference. But it appears to have been good preaching. My husband took the notes while he was there.

    Berean Wife

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  2. PRAISE BE TO GOD FOR MEN LIKE PAUL WASHER WHO SHARE THE TRUE GOSPEL NO MATTER THE COST. GOD ALONE REGENERATES US WE ARE DEAD DEAD GOD ALONE RAISES US BY HIS HOLY SPIRIT GOD ALONE TRANSFORMS US INTO A NEW CREATION. GOD ALONE GIVES US TRUE FAITH AND REPENTANCE TO SURRENDER. GOD’S GRACE ALONE .PRAISE GOD PRAISE GOD JESUS CHRIST DIED IN MY PLACE FOR ME OH PRAISE GOD HE ALONE IS WORTHY JESUS JESUS JESUS OH HOW I NEED YOU .PLEASE PRAY FOR ME I NEED TO GROW IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD’S HOLY WORD BUT I DON’T TRUST PEOPLE BECAUSE SO MANY DON.T SEEK TO LIVE A HOLY OBEDIENT LIFE I TRULY DESIRE TO BE LIKE CHRIST.PLEASE PRAY THAT GOD WOULD HELP US FIND SOME TRUE CHRISTIANS ESPECIALLY SOME ELDERS WHO LIVE OUT WHAT THEY TEACH.I LIVE IN ALABAMA THERE ARE CHURCH BUILDINGS EVERYWHERE BUT THE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST I CAN’T FIND.LORD PLEASE SEND ME SOMEBODY WHO CAN HELP ME.YOUR FRIEND IN CHRIST ARE YOU A TRUE BELIEVER?EVERYBODY ALMOST EVERYWHERE I GO TO SHARE THE GOSPEL WITH SAYS THEY ARE BUT I KNOW IT CAN;T BE SO BY THE LIFE THAT THEY LIVE. UNHOLY UNGODLY WORLDLY SELFISH FLESHLY ME ME ME GOD PLEASE RAISE UP SOME TRUE BELIEVERS WHO WILL PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL UNASHAMEDELY EVERYWHERE THEY GO.

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    Berean Wife Reply:

    Paula,

    There are many believers even in Alabama and there are churches who do seek to glorify the Lord in all they do. Check the sidebar of my website and there is a listing of ways to find sound churches in your area.

    Berean Wife

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