Summary: Total Depravity Requires Total Grace
CORRUPTION & CORRECTION OF MANKIND
4/13/08 Romans 3 S__L__R__
1. Summation of God’s Indictment of man
a. Ro. 1:18-32 – degradation of humanity
1. 1 in 5 have an incurable STD
a. incurable & transmittable
b. abstinence? – pill that might help
2. FTU – newest form of dating “holidate”
b. under – several meanings
1. all have the meaning of CONTROL
2. Ownership – master to slave
3. Authority – warden to convict
4. Worth – superior to inferior
I. THE UNDENIABLE POWER OF SIN Vs. 9-20
A. Character Vs. 9-15
1. Absence of Innocence
a. 6 times – “none” – “no not one”
b. absolute negative – no possibility of positive
c. within soul of every man – dark hole of sin
d. Judges 17:6 (KJV)
… every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
2. Absence of Knowledge none “that understands”
1. 1 Corinthians 2:14 (KJV)
But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
2. 2 Corinthians 4:4 (KJV)
In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
3. “Oprah & Friends” - Yr. Long Internet course
a. A Course in Miracles - 365 Day Work Book
b. 7 Yr. Dictation of New Revelation – Jesus
1. “there is no sin”
2. a “slain Christ has no meaning”
3. journey to the cross – “last useless journey”
4. “pathetic error of clinging to the Old Rugged
5. “atonement is the final lesson man has to
learn, for it teaches him that, never having
sinned, he has no need of salvation”
3. Absence of Neediness “none that seek after God”
1. Sin entered the world – Adam ran & hid
a. God became the seeker
2. “seeker sensitive serv.” – not only wrong-heretical
John 6:44 (KJV)
No man can come to me, except the Father which has sent me draw him
3. Until HS convicts & convinces of sin – no salvation
4. Absence of Absolutes “gone out of the way”
1. Word defined –
2. No matter how much Society changes – WOG
a. by this word we shall be judged
b. not what we thing it says – not New Revelation
c. Infallible, Inerrant, Eternal Word of Living God!!
5. Absence of Purpose
a. rendered useless
b. to spoil
2. Good – chrestos> Christ
a. morally perfect & able to stand before God
b. kindness; mercy; gentleness
B. Conduct Vs. 13-18
1. Foul Words 13-14
a. “open sepulcher” – grave does not stink – inside
b. “poison of asps” – kill with words
c. SACRAMENTO, Calif. —Adolescents and preteens are swearing more publicly than ever — especially at school, experts say.
It’s conversational swearing — in the ‘hallways and in the classroom — that is on the rise, says Timothy Jay, one of the leading scholars on cursing in the United States.
Teens are more likely to drop casual expletives, or “fillers,” than the generation before them and have more trouble adjusting their conversation to fit their audience. That means adults — especially strangers who cannot sanction the teens — hear more of the same language that’ the teens’ friends hear, says Jay, author of “Why We Curse” and “Cursing in America.”
He estimates that the average adolescent uses roughly 80 to 90 swear words a day. “Elementary school teachers report that children are using more offensive language at, school than they have in the past,” says Jay, who is compiling data for a study he will complete in the fall examining preteens and swearing. “They have been breaking the rules at school more frequently in the last 10 years.”
Jay, a psychology professor at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Mass., has been’ studying swearing trends’ since the 1970s. He points out that language values in the United States constantly change. “Our language values are shifting, and it’s just different, not better or worse,” he says.
counselor Michael Leahy says ,that for. the most part the students at the school know when to turn off the loose language they use with their friends when talking to him.
“I think that the lines between public and private language have become. blurred for our
the Emily Post Institute’s Cindy Post Senning, co- author of “Teen Manners: From Malls to Meals to Messaging and Beyond,” recommends talking to adolescents about the. public image they want to convey through language.
“Some people use swear words with friends and nobody is offended,” says the etiquette expert. “The problem is that it becomes a habit and it can offend unintended listeners.”