Thursday, February 05, 2015

Prevenient Grace

The doctrine of prevenient grace assumes the universal dimension of Christ's enlightening, enabling work. The work extends to "whosoever" would believe, rather than being limited to a chosen few, as a particular predestination interpretation of these passages [John 1:10–13] would assert. "All humankind" profits from Christ's enlightening presence. We are forced to this conclusion when we follow the exegetical principle that Scripture describes real effects, and not merely hypothetical, symbolic, or even exclusive ones not depicted there.—Prevenient Grace: God's Provision for Fallen Humanity, page 29

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