Jonathan Edwards on Total Depravity

Jonathan Edwards on Total Depravity February 9, 2009

I am planning on sharing some short quotes from Jonathan Edwards on the five points of Calvinism. Here is the first on the “T” of the so-called “TULIP”. He simply defines Total depravity:

. . . the Calvinistic doctrine of the total depravity and corruption of man’s nature, whereby his heart is wholly under the power of sin, and he is utterly unable, without the interposition of sovereign grace, savingly to love God, believe in Christ, or do anything that is truly good and acceptable in God’s sight. Jonathan Edwards [1754], Freedom of the Will (WJE Online Vol. 1) , Ed. Paul Ramsey page 432.

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