You can see here how man is a slave to sin. He is not his own master but is held by the entanglement of his own sinful nature to hate God, hate truth, hate any attempt to drag him out of his enjoyment of his sinful environment.
So, this hostility within man has to be overcome if anyone is ever to turn to God for salvation. The answer is in the doctrine of Godâ€™s operation of efficacious grace â€“ grace that actually works to save the soul from its own self destruction. God does not merely give man an ultimatum, an offer or a chance to save himself. God does the saving from beginning to end. So, what does God do? He sends His Spirit into the heart of man, whom He will save, to do the miracle of effectual calling, conversion, new birth new creation, resurrection in the soul.
1. GOD HAS TO OVERCOME MANâ€™S DEADNESS BY REGENERATION.
2. GOD HAS TO OVERCOME MANSâ€™ REBELLION BY GIVING REPENTANCE 3. GOD HAS TO OVER MANâ€™S DOUBTS AND DENIALS BY BESTOWING FAITH
Ordained to the Gospel ministry in 1981 after studying at The Whitefield College of the Bible in Northern Ireland, Pastor Ian Goligher has been pastor of the Free Presbyterian Church in Cloverdale, B.C. Canada, since pioneering the church there in 1984. He preaches daily on...