Of Non-Believers and Believers

Christ in the House of Simon by Dieric Bouts

Christ in the House of Simon by Dieric Bouts

By Pastor Glem Melo

“Even the simple-minded are able to understand the message of the gospel… One cannot appeal to a text such as 1 Corinthians 2:14 where Paul says that the natural man cannot know the things of the Spirit (the truth of the gospel), for Paul clearly teaches that the difficulty lies not with Scripture but with the mind and heart of man.” – Arthur van Delden

Tonight at our Canons of Dort class, we will focus on the following articles of the “Third and Fourth Heads of Doctrine: The Corruption of Man, his Conversion to God and the Manner in Which it Occurs”:

Article 9: Why Some Who Are Called Do Not Come

Article 10: Why Others  Who Are Called Do Come

Article 11: How God Brings About Conversion

Our hope and prayer is that, as we study God’s word together, we will grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. As we do, we expect to become more and more zealous, faithful and persevering in the ministry of the gospel and church planting.

“Christ’s death… is more than sufficient to pay for the sins of all men. No one who comes to Him in faith will be disappointed; all will find abundant salvation. Thus the fault for not answering the call of the gospel lies not with the Savior, but in those who refuse to accept it.” – Arthur van Delden

“Man’s heart does not want to respond to God’s call with faith. If God did not work faith in man’s heart, man would not respond with faith… Man is totally dependent dependent on the Lord for salvation. To the Lord alone be praise for the miracle of man’s positive response of faith!” – Clarence Bouwman

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About Glem Melo

I am a believer and follower of Christ, happily married, and have 3 wonderful kids. I am the founder and CEO of Open Eyes Mission, under the care of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) Chicago Metro Presbytery, pastoral intern at Faith Church in Dyer, Indiana, and studying Master of Divinity at Mid-America Reformed Seminary. The Bible teaches that God is real, man is sinful, hell is real, and Jesus is our only hope of salvation. I believe these truths with all of my heart, and I hope to help others learn of them as well. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16) May God give you grace and peace. Glimar "Glem" Melo www.glemmelo.com www.openeyesmission.org
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2 Responses to Of Non-Believers and Believers

  1. Reblogged this on Glimar | Glem | Melo and commented:

    “Man’s heart does not want to respond to God’s call with faith. If God did not work faith in man’s heart, man would not respond with faith… Man is totally dependent dependent on the Lord for salvation. To the Lord alone be praise for the miracle of man’s positive response of faith!” – Clarence Bouwman

  2. Reblogged this on REFORMED CHURCHES IN THE PHILIPPINES and commented:
    “Man’s heart does not want to respond to God’s call with faith. If God did not work faith in man’s heart, man would not respond with faith… Man is totally dependent dependent on the Lord for salvation. To the Lord alone be praise for the miracle of man’s positive response of faith!” – Clarence Bouwman

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