Calvinists continually insist that in order for men to be saved that the Holy Spirit MUST do a powerful and gracious work FIRST, but why doesn't the Holy Spirit's work in producing, perserving, and carrying the Gospel through His Bride to all nations qualify to meet that criteria? Why do you insist that work is insufficient to accomplish the need of enabling enemies to be reconciled? The gospel IS, after all, God's appeal for all enemies everywhere to be reconciled to God! Why do you insist this appeal is insufficient to enable a response...especially in light of the given fact that God's holds to RESPONSIBLE for our response to that appeal?
What is your answer?