The acronym Tulip has been given a horrible reputation and being taught that its a man made doctrine, by one named John Calvin. But what I want to examine briefly is if Jesus Christ himself taught these truths of tulip.. T=Total Depravity, this describes mans corrupt nature and inability to please God or come to him [Jesus Christ] in faith [believe] on him.. Jesus says in Jn 6:44 44No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. The word can is the greek word dunamai and means: to be able, have power whether by virtue of one's own ability and resources, or of a state of mind, or through favourable circumstances, or by permission of law or custom 2) to be able to do something 3) to be capable, strong and powerful So Jesus affirms mans inability to come to him in belief.. Jn 6:64-65 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. Jesus said in Jn 12:37-40 37But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: 38That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? 39Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, 40He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. man cannot believe in Christ, they have not the ability.. man loves sin and darkness Jesus said Jn 3:19 19And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. Jesus is Light, so man loves darkness rather than light ! Because of this, what we are by nature, the flesh, Jesus says this Jn 3:3-7 3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? 5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. Without new birth Jesus says we are Just flesh.. 6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. being in the flesh man cannot please God..Rom 8:8 8So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. And believing in Christ pleases God ! God commands it 1 Jn 3:22-23 22And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. 23And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.