During Jesus’ sermon in John 6, he continually circles back to his people “coming” unto him. What is this “coming” that Jesus is referring to? Like any good preacher (with Christ being the great preacher), he clearly defines his terms that God causes the sinner to “come to him” by sovereignly drawing the passive child to him in the new birth; not the dead sinner choosing to come unto him because as Jesus clearly states, that is impossible – “No man can come unto me”. However, God made a divine exception in salvation to draw his children unto him. It’s after that sovereign, monergistic drawing by God that one can manifest the evidence of eternal life and believe on the name of Christ.
The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 10-14-2018