- Jul 18, 2017
I don't believe that a person can read and understand the gospel, until God quicken's them to life.
As you can see this is not only absurd, but contrary to Scripture. The unsaved can indeed read, understand, and believe the Gospel, since the Gospel is "the power of God unto salvation". The Gospel is the Word of God, and it is a living Word. At the same time God the Holy Spirit convicts and convinces sinners, and draws them to Christ. And it is only AFTER they repent and believe that they are saved by grace, regenerated, and have their spirits "quickened" or made alive.
As to the rest of your post, you are simply repeating what the Calvinists have taught you -- that God elects some for salvation and others for damnation. And that contradicts the Gospel. And when you contradict the Gospel, you contradict God and Christ.
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