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"...The church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth."
I Timothy 3:15
Historic Baptists believe in the total hereditary depravity of mankind.
They view man as being basically evil. Religious liberals do not believe in the total hereditary depravity of mankind.
They view man as being basically good. What does the Bible teach concerning these matters?
The Bible speaks very clearly on this issue.
As a direct result of the sin committed by the entire human race in and with Adam, each and every descendent of Adam is by nature:
a child of wrath (Eph. 2:1-3)
spiritually dead in trespasses and sins (John 5:24; Eph. 2:1; Col. 2:13),
alienated from the life and family of God (John 8:42-44; Eph. 4:18),
at enmity with God (Rom. 8:7)
under the righteous judgment and wrath of God (John 3:36; Rom. 1:18; 3:19),
lost (Luke 19:10),
perishing and condemned (John 3:15,17);
wholly inclined to evil (Job 15:16; Jer. 13:23; 17:9),
and without strength (Rom. 5:6) or hope (Eph. 2:12) unless saved by the Lord Jesus Christ (Matt. 1:21) and made spiritually alive by the Holy Spirit (John 3:3-5; 6:63; II Cor. 3:6).
Man is not basically good, but basically evil (Rom. 3:10-23; 5:12-21).