There is in the minds of unregenerate persons a moral Impotency, which is reflected on them greatly from the will and affections, whence the mind never will receive spiritual things; that is, it will always and unchangeably reject and refuse them, and that because of various lusts, corruptions and prejudices invincibly fixed in them, causing them to look on them as foolishness. Hence it will come to pass that no man shall be judged and perish at the Last Day merely on the account of his natural impotency. Every one to whom the Gospel has been preached, and by whom it is refused, shall be convinced of positive actings in their minds rejecting the Gospel for the love of self, sin, and the world. Thus our Savior tells the Jews, that no man can come unto Him unless the Father draw him, John 6:44. Such is their natural impotency that they cannot, nor is it to be cured but by an immediate divine instruction or illumination, as it is written, they shall be all taught of God, v. 45. But this is not all, He tells them elsewhere: you will not come unto me that you may have life, John 5:40. The present thing in question was not the power or impotency of their minds, but the obstinacy of their wills and affections which men shall principally be judged upon at the Last Day. For this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds are evil. John 3:19.

~ John Owen [Discourse on the Holy Spirit]