No Man Is Able

“Sinful man cannot even do that one good thing necessary to bring his deliverance. No man is able to come to Christ (John 6:44). But this is due to his own nature; he is not kept from any good by external force or coercion. He is kept from it by the very ‘laws’ of his own depraved character. Just as a corpse has arms, legs, etc., which lay unused because the one who exercised them is dead, but which are used again when God resurrects the body to life, so it is with the will of man. He is spiritually dead. He is able to do good only as he is regenerated in order that he may again possess the good heart to will and to do God’s good pleasure (Eph. 2:1ff., John 3:3, Phil. 2:13). — G.I. Williamson “The Westminster Confession of Faith for Study Classes” p. 86

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About Maureen Stohlmeyer

Grateful to have been married to my wonderful husband Michael for nearly 35 years who is now with the Lord, I would like to share from writers from the past who have strengthened our faith and walk with Jesus Christ our Savior and Redeemer. His walk with God was deeply enriched by the writings of authors from the past and I dedicate this blog to him and to them.
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