Reformation Basics Part II - Total Depravity

Date: 4/3/2011
Type: Sunday Sermon
Topic: Calvinism
Price: FREE

Today we discuss the doctrine of Total Depravity. In some ways, this particular teaching is the most important of the five points of Calvinism. While certainly not the most heart-warming nor the most astounding, it is nevertheless foundational. Why? Because it is this point that enables us to diagnose accurately the nature of our condition as human beings and to identify the type of cure that is needed. In the medical field diagnosis is critical – a wrong diagnosis means a wrong treatment plan which means that the real problem won’t be dealt with or cured. So too spiritually. Human beings have a problem, a deep seated problem that destroys individuals, families, communities, states, and nations. This problem, Christianity insists, is sin – but just how critical is our condition and what must happen in order to save us? These are the questions we answer today.

Stuart W. Bryan Stuart Bryan is the pastor of Trinity Church. He and his wife, Paige, have seven children, four homegrown, two adopted from the lovely land of Guatemala, and one adopted from Ukraine. Stuart earned his B.A. in Religion from Whitworth College and his M.A. in Theological and Historical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.