Scripture on Depravity

Gen 6:5 The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Gen 8:21 And when the LORD smelled the pleasing aroma, the LORD said in his heart, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth…”

Psa 5:9 For there is no truth in their mouth; their inmost self is destruction; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue.

Psa 36:1 To the choirmaster. Of David, the servant of the LORD. Transgression speaks to the wicked deep in his heart; there is no fear of God before his eyes.
Psa 36:2 For he flatters himself in his own eyes that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated.

Psa 51:5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Psa 58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray from birth, speaking lies.

Pro 28:26 Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.

Pro 21:10 The soul of the wicked desires evil…

Pro 15:9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD

Pro 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD

Pro 28:9 If one turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.

Ecc 7:29 See, this alone I found, that God made man upright, but they have sought out many schemes.

Ecc 9:3 This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that the same event happens to all. Also, the hearts of the children of man are full of evil, and madness is in their hearts while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

Isa 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way

Isa 1:5 Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
Isa 1:6 From the sole of the foot even to the head, there is no soundness in it, but bruises and sores and raw wounds

Isa 64:7 There is no one who calls upon your name, who rouses himself to take hold of you…

Jer 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

Jer 10:14 Every man is stupid and without knowledge…

Jer 13:23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots? Then also you can do good who are accustomed to do evil.

Mat 7:18  A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit.

Mar 10:18  And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.

Mar 7:20  And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him.
Mar 7:21  For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery,
Mar 7:22  coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness.
Mar 7:23  All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

Joh 8:34  Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin.

Joh 3:19  And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil.
Joh 3:20  For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.

Joh 14:16  And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever,
Joh 14:17  even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.

Joh 6:44  No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him.

Joh 3:6  That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Joh 6:63  It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is of no avail. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.

Rom 5:12  Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned–

Rom 5:19  For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.

Rom 3:23  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Rom 3:9  What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin,
Rom 3:10  as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one;
Rom 3:11  no one understands; no one seeks for God.
Rom 3:12  All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.”

Rom 1:28  And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.
Rom 1:29  They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,
Rom 1:30  slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
Rom 1:31  foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.

Rom 6:6  We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.

Rom 6:20  When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.

Rom 7:14  For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin.

Rom 7:18  For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.
Rom 7:19  For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.

Rom 1:18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.

Rom 1:21  For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

Rom 1:32  Though they know God’s decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.

Rom 8:7  For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot.

1Co 2:14  The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

1Co 1:18  For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

1Co 1:21  For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.
1Co 1:22  For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom,

2Co 4:3  And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing.
2Co 4:4  In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

1Co 12:3  Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit.

Eph 4:17  Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds.
Eph 4:18  They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart.

Eph 2:2  in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience–
Eph 2:3  among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.

Eph 2:5  even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ–by grace you have been saved–

1Jo 1:8  If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1Jo 1:9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1Jo 1:10  If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 

2Ti 3:2  For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,
2Ti 3:3  heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good,
2Ti 3:4  treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,

This concludes the section on depravity. Clearly man is unable to do anything towards his own salvation, except by the power of the Spirit. Man is dead to God, except by grace.

Stay tuned, unconditional election is next.

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