Averagefellar, you asked, “How does man overcome his depravity?”

Man cannot. God does it for him.

So how can man receive Christ and place faith in Him without God overcoming His total depravity? Just what do you think total depravity is?

Willful (defiant, intentional) sin, however, is an unforgivable type of blasphemy.

As a non-Christian, I sinned willfully and intentionally. I knew what God said in His Word, I just didn't want to do it. So I guess, in your theology, that's unforgiveable, then? <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/Eeeeeek.gif" alt="" />

True godliness is a sincere feeling which loves God as Father as much as it fears and reverences Him as Lord, embraces His righteousness, and dreads offending Him worse than death~ Calvin