John 6:44 – Synergism not Monergism.

Calvinists use John 6:44 as a proof text for Monergism yet fail to read on and see it proves Synergism.

John 6:44-46
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. 46 Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.

It is written in the prophets that all men shall be taught by God. But those who co-operate by listening/hearing and learn are those who are drawn by God and come to Jesus. Those who choose to repent and place their faith in Christ.

Synergism is true for conversion and sanctification.

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Galatians 5:25

For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Romans 8:6, 10, 14

Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently. 1 Peter 1:22

It is only by Gods grace man can be saved and this saving grace has appeared to all.

Titus 2:11-15
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14 who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. 15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

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Posted in Articles by Jamie RA Gerrard., Doctrine, Free-Will, Reformed Theology, Salvation

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