1. On Psalm 51.
On the point of David, it is not David speaking but the child he sired with Bathsheba, as David says “You have sought wisdom in the secret parts,” i.e. God caused his bastard child to rebuke him saying “In sin my mother conceived me.” The Manicheans simply twist this to their own destruction by ignoring context as usual.
2. On Ephesians 2:3
“Paul stated that the Ephesians were by nature children of wrath.” By nature children of wrath “as others” — as others — not, as all others, just as others. Clearly this is not about your fictional inheritance of original sin. This is something that only applies to some, not all; it therefore refers to raising. In fact, everybody knows the word translated as “nature” here really refers to nurture. Else he couldn’t use it to describe the cultivated olive tree as being so by nature.
Romans 11:24 “For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?”
Not only are the wild olive tree wild by nature — the cultivated olive tree is cultivated by nature. Because nature here doesn’t mean abject nature but the state in which the thing was raised. This is why “you were by nature children of wrath as others” but not as all, for all were not raised as you were. But again, the Manicheans do violence to scripture at all times and by any means necessary to make their lies stick.
3. On Ephesians 2:1
“dead in trespasses and sins”
Dead man walking on the green mile. Is he really dead yet?
And also, trespasses and sins — plural — because this is not about babies born with a non-existent imputation of “original sin” but about people who have themselves committed sins in the plural. Again, see how the Manichean liars twist all scripture, making plural sins into a singular “original sin” hoax.
4. On Romans 3:23
“First of all, the Bible says anything that falls short of the glory of God is sin”
No it doesn’t. It says “All have sinned AND fallen short of the glory of God.” Its not giving a definition of sin. Its listing two things.
Falling short of God’s glory has nothing to do with any real failure. It is a tack-on to this verse, not a definition of sin. Its an extraneous point Paul throws in, not part of the overall point about sin.
It says “All have sinned AND fallen short of the glory of God,” NOT “All have sinned BY fallING short of the glory of God.”
There’s no way anyone, even the angels, could fail to fall short of the glory of God!!!!! It simply means you aren’t God, you aren’t as glorious. Paul is only pointing out that in addition to sinning, you aren’t God…just in case some mega-pastor forgot that (as they so often do).
Make these 4 points on the blog of any SBC brainwashee or Calvinist, and you are guaranteed to be banned by the Manicheans.