Salvation is a divine work of God. Man does not cooperate with God in his own salvation. God alone determines who shall be saved, and God alone accomplishes the work of salvation.
Salvation is of the Lord. The will to come to Christ is the outcome of God’s unconditional, free and sovereign election.God determines sovereignly who shall be saved, and who shall not be saved. Salvation is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy and according to His sovereign good pleasure, God is merciful to whom He will be merciful, and whom He will He hardeneth.
Gods sovereignty is not limited by the will of man. God performs his will and does not need to depend on man. Yes, indeed he uses vessels meet for his use refined in the fire but these vessels are also a divine work of God. Prepared for glory.
The christian humanist desires to dethrone God, and to be God instead of Him. “Ye shall be as God,” I will, I can, I know, I want, I choose,
However, if man replies against God, he is being rebellious. “Who art thou, O man that repliest against God?” Jesus alone is Lord, master, King, and we must bow the knee to his sovereign will.
Only through the sovereign, irresistible grace of God in Christ, that draws the sinner does he gives eyes to see and ears to hear, and a heart to desire after Him. So that no flesh will ever glory in His presence!
We have nothing to boast in…no works of any kind. Just to be blessed by Gods mercy to the undeserving sinner. That is why it is called AMAZING GRACE !
Isaiah 45 : 7
I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?
I am the Lord, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God. I will gird you, though you have not known Me; 6That men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun That there is no one besides Me. I am the Lord, and there is no other, The One forming light and creating darkness, Causing well-being and creating calamity; I am the Lord who does all these.
And the Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes him dumb or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I, the Lord?
No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him.
And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father