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"...if anyone makes the assistance of grace depend on the humility or obedience of man and does not agree that it is a gift of grace itself that we are obedient and humble, he contradicts the Apostle who says, "What have you that you did not receive?" (1 Cor. 4:7), and, "But by the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Cor. 15:10). (Council of Orange: Canon 6)

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    Our Lord on Monergistic Regeneration

    "And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live...Then you shall know that I am the LORD; I have spoken, and I will do it, declares the LORD." - Ezekiel 37:14
    And this Trinitarian quote on monergistic regeneration from Jesus' discussion with some unbelieving Jews:
    "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. ...And he said, "This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father." John 6:63, 65

    i.e. no one can believe in Jesus unless the Father grants it through the quickening work of the Spirit

    Posted by John on April 17, 2010 10:38 AM

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    I just had a similar thought when reading Matthew 11:25-28.

    Check it out here:
    http://www.fishforchrist.com/blog.php?post=80

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