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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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    Kirsten Powers: A Testimony to Irresistible Grace

    God is able to make His grace irresistible, even to those who beforehand were not in any way interested. I encourage you to read the testimony of Kirsten Powers here. - JS

    Posted by John Samson on November 6, 2013 09:49 AM

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    I enjoyed reading this blog until this post. Bye.4

    In that you do not explain why, I am at a loss as to the reason for your displeasure. As Christians it should always be an encouragement for us to learn of anyone coming to Christ.

    Very nice article. It its a reminder as Christian churches and Christian believers we have to be careful not to place a big R over the door. Some of the elect just might be democrats. ..

    "I remember walking into the Bible study. I had a knot in my stomach. In my mind, only weirdoes and zealots went to Bible studies. I don't remember what was said that day. All I know is that when I left, everything had changed. I'll never forget standing outside that apartment on the Upper East Side and saying to myself, "It's true. It's completely true." The world looked entirely different, like a veil had been lifted off it. I had not an iota of doubt. I was filled with indescribable joy. The horror of the prospect of being a devout Christian crept back in almost immediately. I spent the next few months doing my best to wrestle away from God. It was pointless. Everywhere I turned, there he was. Slowly there was less fear and more joy. The Hound of Heaven had pursued me and caught me—whether I liked it or not.
    - Kirsten Powers - liberal and aggressively secular, atheist/agnostic turned reformed Christian, http://bit.ly/17jdQ5n

    "We are born spiritually blind, and cannot be restored without a miracle of grace...No sinner ever comes to Christ until the Holy Spirit first comes to him! And no sinner will savingly believe on Christ until the Spirit has communicated faith to him."- A. W. Pink

    "God, through the gospel and by the Holy Spirit, sends out this general call to the whole world, but He calls certain people in particular, and no man is a Christian unless he is called in this special sense. They are people in whom the Word of God has been made effective; it has come to them in power, it has come as a command which they find to be irresistible, and they readily respond to it with the whole of their being."" Martyn Lloyd-Jones

    "the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God." 2 Corinthians 4:4

    "And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized" Acts 9:18

    I am so blessed by this article…how well I remember the Hound of Heaven pursuing me! I wasn't a proclaimed atheist, but I might as well have been...

    What an amazing turn of events. God used an evangelical Christian to invite a lost sinner into the light. May we all be equally motivated to reach those walking in darkness. "He that winneth souls is wise." Proverbs 11:30

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