IT’S GOD WHO MOVES PEOPLE, AND NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND! HE, BY IRRESISTIBLE GRACE, CALLS US TO HIMSELF. WE DO NOT, BY SOME INEXPLICABLE AND MYSTICAL SOMETHING, INHERENT WITHIN US, CALL HIM TO US (BILL BIZA).
Isaiah 42:5-9: “Thus says the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it, and spirit to those who walk in it: ‘I am the Lord; I have called you in righteousness; I will take you by the hand and keep you; I will give you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations, to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness.
I am the Lord; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols. Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.’ “
The Scripture above, from Isaiah 42, is about Almighty God; about Israel; and, about the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of David, in particular. In this Scripture, Almighty God declares his sovereignty in creation; both physical life, and the new creation in Jesus Christ.
It is He, the Sovereign, All Powerful, All knowing, and Everywhere Present God who “takes us by the hand and keeps us.” It is not by our initiative that we come to God. It is by His irresistible grace that He draws us to Himself in Jesus Christ. That, beloved friends, is what the Bible clearly teaches. Away with all of the other ideas or ideologies about God. “I am the Lord,” He declares! “That is my name,” He says. “My glory I give to no other!” Yet, in spite of God’s clear testimony of Himself in Holy Scripture, thousands upon thousands are deceived into believing that they have a part, either ecclesiastically, or physically, in their own salvation. Consequently, they are on the path to Hell!
Sola Christ! Sola Scripture! Sola Grace! Sola Faith! Glory to Almighty God alone!
Christ alone! Scripture alone! Grace alone! Faith alone! Glory to God: The Father; The Son; and the Holy Spirit, One God in Three Persons, alone!
It is The Almighty God in Jesus Christ, who seeks us to save us, and no other way! “Come, let us adore Him!”
With love, from sinner saved by irresistible grace,