The Truths of Tulip are the Gospel , that is each point made by the acronym are Truths found in the scripture that set forth the reason why Salvation is totally of God, of His Free and Sovereign Grace, and it gives the sinner no lead way to boast ! The First point of the acronym TULIP that gives the unbelieving religious world its biggest obstacle, and which Truth it rebels the most of, is Total Depravity or Total inability of the natural man spiritually ! Us men and women by nature cannot do anything good spiritually and it be acceptable to God. We are by nature alientated from the Life of God Eph 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: That word alienated apallotrioō means: I.to alienate, estrange II.to be shut out from one's fellowship and intimacy You know how in the parable in Matt 25 the foolish virgins are shut out from Matt 25:8-12 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. 9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Thats how it is with man by nature, the door to God is shut, and wont open ! And not only that, but man in our carnal state by nature are sold under sin, a slave to it Rom 7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. Sold under its power and dominion, a slave to it, a servant to it ! Rom 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. men by nature must be made free from the servitude of sin, that fact alone speaks against the religious idol mans freewill, mans will by nature is not free, its sold under sin. Thats why all movement God-ward in a spiritually good way must be contributed to being made a New Creature ! Thats a Credit to God's Grace, so thats why the T in TULIP is such a hated Doctrine of the Gospel of God's Grace, it cuts off any means for man by nature to boast !