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Sovereign Grace of God -OR- Man's Free Will?

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Concerning 'The Gospel'
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Man's Free Will (WEEDS) or God's Sovereign Grace (TULIP) ?


Will of Man Is Free Total Depravity

Mankind is influenced by sin, but not under its Mankind is spiritually dead and under the dominion
dominion, as all yet have freewill and the ability to of sin (Ephesians 2:1-3; John 8:34). None will of
determine their own destiny. Anyone can of his own his own will come to Christ for salvation (John
freewill come to Christ for salvation. All men have 5:40; 6:65). None has faith unless God graciously
faith, but not all will to exercise it. bestows it (Ephesians 2:8).

Election Is Conditional Unconditional Election

Election to salvation involves both the sinner God the Father has graciously chosen and
choosing God and God choosing the sinner. God's predestined to salvation some of our fallen (2
choice was conditioned upon man's race choice, as Thessalonians 2:13; Ephesians 1:3-6). His choice
God chose in eternity past those whom He foresaw in was in no way conditioned upon foreseen good or
time believing in Jesus Christ for salvation. merit in the chosen ones (John 15:16).

Every Man Is Redeemed Limited Atonement

Jesus Christ died for every one, paying the price of Jesus Christ died as the substitute of God's elect,
redemption for them all. But this does not guarantee forever redeeming and forgiving them (Isaiah 53:4-
their forgiveness, as many of those for whom He died 6, 8b; Ephesians 1:7). He did not die for any who
will eventually be damned because of their unbelief. will die in unbelief (John10:11, 26).

Denial Confounds Grace Irresistible Grace

The sovereignty of God does not extend to His God will not be thwarted in His purpose of
salvation, as man's will can here thwart God's salvation (Daniel 4:35). Every one of His chosen
purpose. God is trying to save every sinner, but He is and redeemed sinners will be brought to saving
helpless to save any sinner who will not let Him. faith in Jesus Christ (John 6:37, 45; Romans 8:29f).

Some Will Lose Salvation Perseverance of the Saints

God cannot preserve in salvation those who of their God preserves in salvation all believers in Christ,
own freewill refuse to be preserved. Those believers and not one will ever perish (John 3:16; 10:28f).
who do not remain faithful to the very end will lose And He enables them to persevere to the end, so
their salvation, "fall from grace," and eventually that none will be lost (Jeremiah 32:40; Romans
perish. 8:35-39).

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