Of course we need help from God. From who else does everyone receive his/her God-given mind, heart, conscience, etc...?When I read this, it seems you actually believe we don't need any help from God.
Who are they?My argument is pretty good; except for those who know it's a good point, but don't want to budge.
We always need God's help to believe. We have all been helped through the gifts that God has bestowed on everyone - but we are responsible to make proper use of those gifts to choose God. That's where responsibility comes in. Without that choice then it's not our responsibility which makes shambles of the entire Bible.Currently you say we need God's help to believe; and you say we don't need Gods help to believe.
He who chooses God makes right use of his God-given faculties. He who doesn't choose God makes poor use or sears his God-given faculties.Other Calvinists will now ask you just what was the difference for you/those who believe, and those who didn't believe; was it you?
I mean: one's heart, mind, conscience, free choice, etc... Everyone has them.You say the difference is a God given faculty; and I assume you mean a Natural faculty instead of a Supernatural faculty.
Please explain "supernatural faculty".If you mean we have a God-given Supernatural faculty, that's Help from God; and we're Totally Unable before Grace.
We are all naturally blessed with God-given faculties that enables us to choose.The Law of Excluded Middle wants you to choose between your natural Total Ability or your natural Total Inability...
Grace is always Grace. A gift is always a gift - but one has to willingly reach out to that gift and appropriate it. That's the God-given free choice that we have all been blessed with. I know it's scary to realize how much responsibility is entailed in that fact but God wants us to mature as true Icons of Christ.Would you consider anyone who believes as I described, even if it doesn't describe you, a person like that makes Grace no longer Grace?
I've got a question for you: How many wills does Jesus have?