Had had “had”, had had “had had”, “had had” had had

had had

Ever wonder how to use had had in a sentence? Here is a funny illustration of how crazy English is.

Genesis 6:5 and Genesis 8:21 do not teach Total Depravity

Noah delivered from the flood

Though Genesis 6:5 and Genesis 8:21 are popular verses used to defend Total Depravity, they in fact offer a choice to humans whether to sin or obey God. Genesis 6–8 is a text which warns the reader that if they form the thoughts of their hearts after evil, only death and destruction will result. If, however, like Noah, they form their thoughts after righteousness and godliness, they will find grace in the eyes of the Lord, and He will guide them, protect them, and even deliver them

Are people “Only Evil Continually”? Calvinism and Genesis 6:5

the flood and total depravity

Two key texts for the Calvinistic teaching on Total Depravity are Genesis 6:5 and Genesis 8:21. Both verses state that all the intents, thoughts, and imaginations of mankind are only evil continually. But do these texts really teach the Calvinistic idea of Total Depravity?

Calvinists Believe that Regeneration Precedes Faith

regeneration precedes faith

Calvinists often teach that regeneration precedes faith. That is, before God gives a person the gift of faith so that they can believe in Jesus for eternal life, God knows that He must first remove the problem of total inability. So God sovereignly regenerates the person before He gives them the gift of faith so that they are now able to believe when God gives them faith.

Calvinists Believe Faith is a Gift from God

faith is a gift from God

Since God requires faith in Jesus, and since God knows that it is impossible for the unregenerate person to place faith in Jesus, the Calvinist argues that God Himself gives faith to the person so that they can then believe. So then, faith becomes a gift from God. Faith is a Gift. Is this true?