Today we discuss the doctrine of Total Depravity. In some ways, this particular teaching is the most important of the five points of Calvinism. While certainly not the most heart-warming nor the most astounding, it is nevertheless foundational. Why? Because it is this point that enables us to diagnose accurately the nature of our condition as human beings and to identify the type of cure that is needed. In the medical field diagnosis is critical – a wrong diagnosis means a wrong treatment plan which means that the real problem won’t be dealt with or cured. So too spiritually. Human beings have a problem, a deep seated problem that destroys individuals, families, communities, states, and nations. This problem, Christianity insists, is sin – but just how critical is our condition and what must happen in order to save us? These are the questions we answer today.