what evidence do I have that the word in question is being used figuratively?Well, here's some advice...
Don't assume I'm ignorant simply because I disagree with your false teachings.
No, actually, I'm not.
God doesn't merely "figuratively" draw us.
That's simply your way of denying Scripture.
God LITERALLY draws us.
It simply isn't done "physically".
He does it Spiritually, by regenerating us, giving us a new heart of flesh, and giving us faith.
What is your evidence for this bogus and bankrupt claim?
No, we aren't.
There's nothing in the text that suggests that God's drawing of us is merely "figurative".
That is simply your unsubstantiated ASSUMPTION.
And "attraction" is 100% efficacious, just like "drawing" is.
The literal use of the word means to physically drag. No one believes that God physically drags us to Him. There is no physical place on earth for God to drag us to. Therefore it is the figurative use of the word meaning to attract or inwardly compel.
Literal is physical. This is not physical