Saving Grace – Resistible or Irresistible?

There are only two groups of people on the earth, those who have been regenerated – born of the Spirit of God, and those who are still in bondage to their sin – the natural state of every person born.

Those remaining in bondage to their sin ‘naturally’ resist God’s grace, if they are indeed children of wrath, as Paul tells us in Ephesians. Those who have been regenerated – brought to spiritual life, might also resist the gospel message and call of God drawing them to the Cross of Calvary. However, they will not remain resistant if God has issued His call. The very purpose of the call of God is to bring a lost soul to the Cross and eternally save a man, and the purpose of God cannot be thwarted.

What does that mean in terms of the resistibility of God’s grace?  Simply this – that the power of the grace of God can and will overcome the resistance of the one drawn by God to His Son (John 6:44). No one is dragged kicking and screaming to the cross against their will. Those who come, come running; their wills so moved upon by God’s power and love that their former resistance has been totally overcome.

Food for thought – another perspective on a term used in Calvinism.

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