Conscience that faculty of the mind, or inborn sense of right and wrong, by which we judge of the moral character of human conduct. It is common to all men. Like all our other faculties, it has been perverted by the Fall (John 16:2; Acts 26:9; Rom. 2:15). It is spoken of as "defiled" (Titus 1:15), and "seared" (1 Tim. 4:2). A "conscience void of offence" is to be sought and cultivated (Acts 24:16; Rom. 9:1; 2 Cor. 1:12; 1 Tim. 1:5, 19; 1 Pet. 3:21). Source: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary. If all men are born with a conscience, the abiltiy to decipher right and wrong according to the above Bible dictionary, how can one be "totally depraved"? This would mean if all men were born TD, we would not be able to decipher what is right, only that which is wrong which is not the case. The Bible uses words like seared and defiled, never dead. Man's ability to choose right and wrong is damaged, and most likely leans toward the wrong most of the time. To use this reason as not being able to choose the free gift of salvation is not scriptural.