What is the state of the ‘natural man’?

I think most of the ‘issues’ of the American church ultimately revolve around what we think of the state of human beings apart from Christ. Are we basically good with a few rough edges that need smoothing out? Are we able to choose Christ out of our purely human nature? Is NOT choosing Christ going against our human nature? Or are we born in a depraved state and in a ‘natural’ state of rebellion and hatred toward God?

2 responses to “What is the state of the ‘natural man’?

  1. What we believe about ourselves will determine how we live.

    I believe I was born in sin and can do nothing good without God…I don’t think I came to this understanding on my own. I think the Spirit led me to this place.

    I want God but I think it is because He wanted me first.


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