The Sinner Neither Able Nor Willing: The Doctrine of Absolute Inability (Session III)

Speakers: John MacArthur Year: 2008 Session: Main Session

A host of Scripture texts describe just how radical our sin problem really is. The doctrine of absolute inability is the most attacked and despised, although it is the most Christian. Humans are more sinfully flawed than ever imagined. Once one see’s his sin illumined he will see the beauty and great need of a merciful, loving Savior found in Jesus Christ.


John MacArthur is the president of The Master’s College and Seminary and featured teacher with Grace to You. In 1969, after graduating from Talbot Theological Seminary, John took the pastorate at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California. The emphasis of his pulpit ministry is the careful study and verse-by-verse exposition of the Bible, with special attention devoted to the historical and grammatical background behind each passage. Since completing his first best-selling book, The Gospel According to Jesus, in 1988, John has written hundreds of other books and study guides, including Our Sufficiency in Christ and The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series. John and his wife, Patricia, live in Southern California and have four married children. They also enjoy the enthusiastic company of their fifteen grandchildren.