In "Doctrinal Discussion" Omar Lee writes:
- Humans were deprived of the Spirit of God, fellowship with God, innocence, moral nature or holiness, and the Garden.
- They became depraved in their whole personality (Gen. 6:5; Titus 1:15).
- They became disorganized since God was no longer the center of their being. To compensate, humans reorganized their world with themselves as the center.
- They were doomed to death spiritually and physically. Humanity, therefore, was totally depraved until they could not turn back to God. They could only go deeper in sin, and by their own efforts, they would never return to God. Grace must intervene, or man's doom becomes eternal!
Source: Studies in Romans: Adult Teacher's Insights, page 20.