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total depravity

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Definition of total depravity in English:

noun

[mass noun] Christian Theology
The Calvinist doctrine that human nature is thoroughly corrupt and sinful as a result of the Fall.
Example sentences
  • This is what theologians mean when they speak of total depravity.
  • Preach to us about our total depravity and God's sovereign electing mercy and grace.
  • Thirdly, this truth of total depravity and inability led me to see that in evangelizing others, we are wholly dependent on the grace and power of God, and not on our ability to convince or persuade them.

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