Sunday, May 23, 2010
Augustine & Calvin - Fallen man is nothing but evil desire, only the elect can be saved, they are saved by God's irresistible grace, grace for salvation is available to them alone.
Pelagius - humankind is born with a natural capacity for choosing good or evil.
Wesley - "Prevenient Grace". Grace available before coming to Christ. Through this grace humans are enabled to choose good, and ultimately by faith to accept God's saving grace. Salvation by grace through faith begins with preventing -or prevenient or enabling - grace, grace which can be resisted by fee will, but if accepted becomes the beginning of the path to salvation. TSA, HOD c 2010. Praise the Lord - that by His prevenient grace...whosoever will may be saved!!!