Thursday, May 30, 2013

We cannot Choose God

In the debate between Calvinism and Traditionalism, the argument must be man's ability to reject salvation. When God calls, can we walk away. The idea of us choosing God should not even be an issue, because we cannot choose God.

John 15:16 says He choose us.  John 6:44 says no one comes to the Son unless the Father draws Him. John 1:13 says we are born again from the will of God. Romans 3:11 and 12 says no one seeks God, all have turned away. I Corinthians 1:18 says the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing.

In the light of these verses that state we cannot choose God, we have to conclude that God chooses and calls us. The reason for the calling can be debated, our response to the calling can be debated, but the call is clearly seen in scripture. We respond to the call with trust, faith, belief, but we do not seek God. No one seeks God, that is clear.

Will we as believers accept the scripture, or will we reject what the word teaches because we don't like the way we feel about it? Maybe it's time to move away from feelings and move toward a simple faith that trusts in the sufficiency of the Word.

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