The Doctrine of Total Depravity, Part 2

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I can’t escape this hell
So many times I’ve tried
But I’m still caged inside

Some folks embrace their depravities while others wrestle against them. There are even some that are ultimately undone (and succumb) to their darkest propensities and desires. Naturally and ultimately, none of us are safe. We are the enemy and God is our adversary.

Help me believe it’s not the real me
Somebody help me tame this animal

From the beginning we are in a state of complete and total inability. Our fellowship with God requires a complete submission. We will go down fighting.

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I can’t escape myself
So many times I’ve lied
But there’s still rage inside

Sin is in our blood and runs through our veins. We are the lords of atrocity. The road to dystopia is our ‘right of way.’ The absence of a spiritual roadblock defines our fate. We are coming full circle. Humanity’s moral descent is our depravity realized.

So what if you can see the darkest side of me? *

As the NWO standard penetrates and religious-humanism dominates, we will all become increasingly disposable, expendable, exploitable and dehumanized. Their ‘greater good’ reflects the highest and most noble secular standard. The right to die, the right to kill, the right to take, and the right to cheat (on behalf of a greater global agenda) is not only permissible, but preferable (to those bankrolling the movement).

Control the populace and the information, and don’t be surprised when a highly publicized tragedy becomes the catalyst for forwarding the agenda. A generous helping of economic/environmental control is in order and it seems as if even the pope is on board.

“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto him; neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

No sacrifice is too big nor indecency too small. The plan is at hand and heads are sure to roll. Your self-sacrifice is required, and the amount of misery endured is dependent upon your level of compliance. You are either on board or a deterrent. We the People voted our disapproval, but there’s simply too much evil in the air. ‘The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who are in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality,’ laments JFK (who would rue our day).

The reins are looser, the inhibitions are greater, the motives are darker and the lines are grayer. We are entitled and yet we lack a defined purpose. A lost soul is no problem to the ideological humanist who demands pleasure and fulfillment be achieved prior to the grave.

“To argue from mercy to sin is the devil’s logic.” – James Janeway

We were born this way, so celebrate me now or get out of my way. Altered histories and contorted legacies are at stake. After all, one person’s hell to pay is another’s better way.

“First we practice sin, then defend it, then boast of it.” – Thomas Manton

Jesus’ healing acts of mercy and compassion always included a final qualifier to demonstrate how He could never condone sin. Only the truly reborn will remain radically transformed, wholly dependent and fearfully loving and obedient. In a real economy of mercy, we must never sacrifice these truths…

“Most of God’s people are contented to be saved from the hell that is without; they are not so anxious to be saved from the hell that is within.” – Robert Murray McCheyne

It starts with acknowledging that we are dead in sin and trespasses, desperately wicked, and how all of our righteousness is as filthy rags. Jesus is willing to help, but have you reached out?

The crossroads won’t remain forever, and eternal protection is right down the road. Self-love lies not in our natural birth. We will never be fireproof.

‘Born This Way’ is what they say, but Gaga’s on the wrong spiritual plane. Jesus loves us too much to allow us to remain unchanged.

“But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.”

He loves you too much to leave you this way… in your wholly depraved state.

*Quoted Lyrics by Adam Gontier

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AJ Castellitto
A.J. Castellitto is a freelance writer. His writings have been published by Western Journalism, Reformed Perspective and RenewAmerica. He is author of the book America Lost. Tweets @AmericaLost2014

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