Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Thy will be done!

To believe the unsaved possesses a volitional will to assent to the truth of the Scriptures, is to assume one can believe without any initiative by God. But the Scriptures are clear, in that the unsaved:

  • is deceitful and desperately sick (Jer. 17:9).
  • is full of evil (Mark 7:21-23).
  • loves darkness rather than light (John 3:19).
  • is unrighteous, does not understand, does not seek for God (Rom. 3:10-12).
  • is helpless and ungodly (Rom. 5:6).
  • is dead in his trespasses and sins (Eph. 2:1).
  • is by nature a child of wrath (Eph. 2:3).
  • cannot understand spiritual things (1 Cor. 2:14).
  • is a slave of sin (Romans 6:16-20).

We are not “born again” as a result of something we have done, but solely on the basis of God’s sovereign will and power.

Soli Deo Gloria!

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