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Inability
Incompetence • Powerless • Unable
Dictionaries
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Inability
INABILITY. Scripture describes the unsaved man in such a way as to deny him the ability of himself without special divine grace to turn to God, to do perfectly the will of God, or wholly to please God (Jn 1:13; 6:44; Rom 7:18; 8:7–8; 1 Cor 2:14; Eph 2:1). Sin has so weakened man’s being and power that
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Inability
INABILITY. Scripture represents fallen man as utterly lost and unable to please God or to save himself. The divine revelation is that God has “already charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin” (Rom. 3:9). God’s final verdict is that the whole world is guilty before Him (vv. 10–20). Justification
Dictionary of Theological Terms
Inability
InabilityThe corollary of total depravity (see Depravity); this term denotes the absence of any ability in fallen man to will that which is good, in the sense of being meritorious in the sight of God. The Westminster Confession of Faith sums up the case as follows:“Man by his fall into a state of sin,