I agree that we should look at scripture in its entirety. In the OT on the day of atonement the sacrifice was made on behalf of Israel only. That was a type or foreshadowed the ultimate sacrifice,Christ, which was also for his chosen people. It is quite clear that you do not understand most biblical doctrines. You mentioned total depravity which i think is a good one to start with. Here is what i posted on another topic. You will see that in our unconverted state we are not redeemed or free to put our trust in Christ which is against our very nature.

"-Paul says we are "dead" Eph 2:1-3.

-Paul also says there is no one who searches after God or even does anything good. Rom 3:10-12

-Paul says were at enmity with God and cannot please him Rom 8:7-8

-Jesus even says we refuse to come to him. Jn 5:40

-Jesus says we are children of the devil and it is OUR will to do what he desires. John 8:44

How then can we be saved?

-John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

- like SemperReformanda said only if God draws us or enables us. Jn 6:44,65

- John 1:12-13 says But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God13who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, BUT OF GOD.

-Phil 2:13 for it is God who works in you to

Last edited by Soli Deo Gloria; Sat Jan 01, 2005 1:05 PM.