Acts 28:27: THE HEART OF THIS PEOPLE HAS BECOME DULL, AND WITH THEIR EARS THEY SCARCELY HEAR, AND THEY HAVE CLOSED THEIR EYES; OTHERWISE THEY MIGHT SEE WITH THEIR EYES, AND HEAR WITH THEIR EARS, AND UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEART AND RETURN, AND I WOULD HEAL THEM."' Notice that they BECOME hardened, not that they are born hardened. And also notice the word OTHERWISE which indicates their abilities had they not BECOME hardened. This is why the scripture warns us not to let our hearts grow hard. (Heb. 3) Please explain how this verse (and others like it) don't completely undermine and disprove the doctrine of Total Depravity (More specifically the belief that all men are born so depraved that they could never see, hear, understand and respond in faith to God's revelation.) Thank you for your help on this.