Good point Henry!

We can do nothing apart from Him and yet we are responsible to participate in the process. But how can this be? It is truly a mystery because "For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known." (I Cor. 13:12)

The two extremes views which have been debated over the years are: 1) man has a free will and God is simply waiting for him to "accept" Him, and 2) God is sovereign and man has no responsibility at all. The first view is often called Arminianism or Freewillism and the second one is Fatalism or Hypercalvinism.


When I survey the wondrous cross on which the Prince of Glory died, my richest gain I count but loss and pour contempt on all my pride. - Isaac Watts