Huge influence over many groups of the reformed world
Huge influence over much of the teaching in the reformed world
Augustine of Hyppo (5th cent.)
Martin Luther (early 16th cent.)
simplified doctrines placed into an acrostic
Total Depravity (hereditary)
The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God,”
They are corrupt, and have committed abominable injustice;
There is no one who does good.
God has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men
To see if there is anyone who understands,
Who seeks after God.
Every one of them has turned aside; together they have become corrupt;
There is no one who does good, not even one.
The wicked are estranged from the womb;
These who speak lies go astray from birth.
Then Moses returned to the LORD, and said, “Alas, this people has committed a great sin, and they have made a god of gold for themselves.
“But now, if You will, forgive their sin—and if not, please blot me out from Your book which You have written!”
The LORD said to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book.
“Behold, I have found only this, that God made men upright, but they have sought out many devices.”
At that time the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”
And He called a child to Himself and set him before them,
and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
When the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord; and as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed.