Irresistible Grace

And a certain woman named Lydia… which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.”

Acts 16:14

“The hand of the Lord…  set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones…  and, lo, they were very dry.  Then said He unto me, ‘Prophesy…  Thus saith the Lord God; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.’  So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.”

Eze. 37:1-10

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Articles

Cunningham, William – Universal and Effectual Calling & Efficacious and Irresistible Grace  1863, p. 394 & 405 respectively, 10 pp, each, from his Historical Theology, vol. 2

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The Compatibility of Irresistible and Resistible Grace

On the Compatibility of Irresistible and Resistible Grace   

Herman Bavinck and William Cunningham are quoted on the origin and history of the term ‘Irresistible Grace’, that it was never meant to deny resistible grace.

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Quotes

John ‘Rabbi’ Duncan

“The Calvinist affirms a grace of God towards his own children which the Arminian denies towards any creature; so that Calvinism is an intensive exhibition of divine grace, while Arminianism presents us with an extensive and diffusive one.”

“By God’s grace we do not give ourselves to Christ and receive Him; but receive Him and give ourselves to Him.  Ay, something goes even before that: He apprehends us, whereupon we follow Him.”

“Woe…  for the man who has not experience of more drawing than he is able to given an account of in words.”

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