I've shown him the same exact things in Scripture and he denies their truths and God's work and supplants all of that with man. That is humanism and isn't the gospel as it only gives token credit to God.
Keep refuting him for the sake of the rest of those looking in.
Sorry empty claims refute nothing
neither of you have addresses the many verses I have supplied
neither provides a single verse actually states what you believe
That the preaching of the word and the reading of scripture is unable on its own to bring knowledge for salvation
| Men needed to be hardened so they could not believe|
John 12:40 —KJV
“He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.”
had men not hardened themselves they could have believed
Acts 28:27 —KJV
“For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.”
Jesus spoke to men in parables to prevent their understanding
Matt. 13:10–14 —KJV
“And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:”
God's word says it is sufficient
John 20:31 (KJV 1900)
31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
This clearly presupposes the gospel may be understood
2 Timothy 3:15 (KJV 1900)
15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
presupposes Holy scriptures may be understood
Isaiah 55:11 (KJV 1900)
11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth:
It shall not return unto me void,
But it shall accomplish that which I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
God’s word prospers in whatever it is set out to do
Psalm 19:7 (KJV 1900)
7 ………………………The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
Psalm 119:130 (KJV 1900)
130 The entrance of thy words giveth light;
It giveth understanding unto the simple.
Romans 10:17 (KJV 1900)
17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
The word of God brings faith. It must be understood to do so
You cannot receive the spirit without faith
John 7:38–39 —ESV
“Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”
Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.”
Gal. 3:2 —ESV
“Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith?”
Gal. 3:5 —ESV
“Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith—”
Gal. 3:14 —ESV
“so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.”
the bible speaks of others believing through personal witness
John 1:7 —ESV
“He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him.”
John 17:20 —ESV
“¶ “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word,”
2 Th. 1:10 —ESV
“when he comes on that day to be glorified in his saints, and to be marveled at among all who have believed, because our testimony to you was believed.”
John 4:39 ¶ Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me all that I ever did.”