Verses to Show Man’s Depravity Apart from God’s Grace

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 "Now I make known to you…the gospel…by which you are saved…that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…"

Rom. 3:23—we are all sinners
Romans 3:12—not only that, but no one is “good”
John 3:36—the Son has all authority; "he who does not obey the Son will not see life" (also see John 3:16 and 2 Pet. 3:9)
John 8:44—and people are of their "father the devil" if they are not saved
John 8:34—and people are slaves to sin apart from salvation
2 Timothy 2:25-26—and they are victims…"held captive" by the devil to do his will
2 Corinthians 4:2—and they adulterate the Word of God if they are not saved, walking in craftiness
2 Corinthians 4:4—Because they are blind
Galatians 5:17—following their own desires, against God
Ephesians 2:1—and they are walking dead people (also see Col. 2:13-14–people are spiritually dead apart from salvation)
Ephesians 2:2—walking according to the “prince of the power of the air” and of a “spirit working in the sons of disobedience”
Isaiah 59:1-2—but God can save…though their sins have made a SEPARATION between them and God
2 Corinthians 5:21—the Good News! (Jesus came who knew NO sin to die in our place and pay our penalty)
Acts 17:30-31—but we must repent and trust in what Jesus has done in dying for our sins
Ephesians 2:8-9—this forgiveness is a gift and nothing earned. (This makes Christianity different from all other religions and cults). Also see: Romans 3:20No one is justified by keeping the Law, or by "good works".
Galatians 5:4—the Law cannot save, and those who trust in the law for salvation are “severed” from Christ
Matthew 10:28—the soul will be destroyed in hell apart from salvation in Christ (there is no such thing as reincarnation); "God is able to destroy both body and soul in hell"; we should fear God.
2 Corinthians 6:2—Today is the day of salvation. Won’t you take this gift today?
1 John 5:12-13—We can know we are saved and have assurance

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