But this very passage in Colossians, as I have pointed out many many times, shows that the quickening is through FAITH

(Fred) You are assuming that man is the one who can produce the faith on his own, unaided, when the Bible clearly states that he cannot, Ephesian 2:8,9 once again. Nothing in those passages suggests that this faith is something intrinsic to men apart from a divine work of God first. You are going to have to show us from the text that saving faith is natural to sinners. Just because these various texts point to faith as the instrument of salvation, does not conclude that it is natural to men.


"Ah, sitting - the great leveler of men. From the mightest of pharaohs to the lowest of peasants, who doesn't enjoy a good sit?" M. Burns