Confessions on Total Depravity, Part 4: Romans Five

Oh Lord, you are mighty and your word is true; With verity and strength you proclaim knowledge.      Your speech shows me things that are beyond me;      And I cannot plumb the depth of your mysteries.            Oh, open my eyes blinded by sin and frailty;            So that I may know you andContinue reading “Confessions on Total Depravity, Part 4: Romans Five”

Confessions on Total Depravity, Part 3: Psalm Fifty-One

“Ah,” they say, “You are wrong. Psalm 51:5 says, ‘Behold, in iniquity I was born, and in sin my mother conceived me’ (LEB). See, man is sinful from birth which means he is unable to respond to God.” Oh Lord, my creator, I fall before you. I submit my mind to you. You guide myContinue reading “Confessions on Total Depravity, Part 3: Psalm Fifty-One”

Confessions on Total Depravity, Part 2: Genesis Six and Eight

Read also Part 1. Yahweh, I come before you. Undeserving of any of your favors, for I am not worthy to be called your son. Oh Yahweh, guide my thoughts and my understanding. Lead me in the path of righteousness for your name sake. There are many who say we cannot respond to you unlessContinue reading “Confessions on Total Depravity, Part 2: Genesis Six and Eight”

Confessions on Total Depravity, Part 1

This post and the following ones are written in the form of a confession: theology put to prayer. It is a prayer to God as I exegete his word. Because it is a prayer, I do not have exegetical details in the text. Please see each footnote for exegetical support. Supplication Oh Lord, Yahweh God,Continue reading “Confessions on Total Depravity, Part 1”

Theological Divisions and Paul

I was working on my exegesis of 1 Corinthians 2:14 (a text often used to defend total inability [a Calvinist concept]) and discovered something rather shocking in context: God hates it when we divide Christ on the altar of theology. This video is my walk through of the passage in its entire context 1 CorinthiansContinue reading “Theological Divisions and Paul”