Join us in memorizing the below 12 scripture passages in 2022.
All passages listed are ESV, but you can memorize them from the translation you are most comfortable with.
Man is spiritually dead. Because of the fall, man has become spiritually dead,
blind and deaf to the things of God and is therefore unable of himself
to choose spiritual good and determine his own destiny.
The fall has resulted in spiritual death to all men.
(See also: Romans 5:12, Ephesians 2:1-3)
And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh,
God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses,
And the Lord God commanded the man, saying,
“You may surely eat of every tree of the garden,
but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat,
for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
Fallen man is now blind and deaf to spiritual truth.
(See also: Genesis 8:21, Ecclesiastes 9:3, Mark 7:21-22)
The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth,
and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
The heart is deceitful above all things,
and desperately sick; who can understand it?
All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”
Fallen man is now under the control of Satan and in bondage to sin.
(See also: John 8:44, Ephesians 2:1-2, 2 Timothy 2:25-26, Titus 3:3)
By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil:
whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.
1 John 3:10
We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
1 John 5:19
For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.
Fallen man, left in his dead state, is totally unable to repent, to believe the gospel, or to come to Christ.
(See also: Romans 3:9-12, Romans 8:7-8)
No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him.
And I will raise him up on the last day.
And he said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.”
The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him,
and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.
1 Corinthians 2:14
London Baptist Confession of Faith 1689, Chapter IX: Of Free Will
3. Man, by his fall into a state of sin,
hath wholly lost all ability of will to any spiritual good accompanying salvation;
so as a natural man, being altogether averse from that good, and dead in sin,
is not able by his own strength to convert himself, or to prepare himself thereunto.