Total Depravity: Sin has affected all parts of man. The heart, emotions, will, mind, and body are all affected by sin. We are completely sinful. We are not as sinful as we could be, but we are completely affected by sin. The doctrine of Total Depravity is derived from scriptures that reveal human character: Man’s heart is evil (Mark 7:21-23) and sick Jer. 17:9). Man is a slave of sin (Rom. 6:20). He does not seek for God (Rom. 3:10-12). He cannot understand spiritual things (1 Cor. 2:14). He is at enmity with God (Eph. 2:15). And, is by nature a child of wrath (Eph. 2:3). The Calvinist asks the question, "In light of the scriptures that declare man’s true nature as being utterly lost and incapable, how is it possible for anyone to choose or desire God?" The answer is, "He cannot. Therefore God must predestine." Found this on the calvinistcorner website and was wondering if anyone else here can see the obvious oxymoron and errors of conclusions? 1) He says we are completely sinful, and then says we are not as sinful as we could be. 2) He concludes man is incapable. One must dismiss and ignore multitudes of Scripture in order to come to such a conclusion. 3) He concludes therefore God must predestinate, but leaves out the very important "according to God's foreknowledge". How did Moses, Job, David, Isaiah, etc...choose and desire God, seeing regeneration of the Spirit is a NT implementation and was not yet given until Jesus Christ was glorified (John7:39) ?