8-25-2015 No Total Depravity

For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive” (1 Corinthians 15:21-22 NKJV). The “death” Adam brought into this world was physical death, as a consequence of his sin, for God had said, “of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die” (Genesis 2:17 NKJV). If “in Adam all die” means everyone inherits his sin, then “in Christ all shall be made alive” has to mean everyone is saved. If not, why not? Then why does God now command “all men everywhere to repent” (Acts 17:30 NKJV)? The Bible NEVER teaches inherited sin at birth!

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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