If the saved need God to will for them, how much more the lost

If the believing Psalmist asked God to “incline his heart,” and Paul in the NT looked to the Lord to “grant” what the Christians at Rome needed, and trusted that God would “empower” the Corinthians, and he confessed to other believers that it was “God who works in you, both to will and to work,” and acknowledged that it was God who would “fulfill every work of faith by his power,” and Peter said that prophecy itself came not by the will of the prophets but that they “spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit,” then it should be easy to accept that non-Christians, who live in darkness, need God to regenerate them so they can repent and believe. The saved were born not “of the will of man, but of God,” for the natural man “is not able to understand” spiritual things. The Lord’s mercies are undeserved; praise be to him for showing anyone mercy.

Psalm 119:36 (ESV) — 36 Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain!

Romans 15:5 (ESV) — 5 May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,

1 Corinthians 12:6 (ESV) — 6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.

Philippians 2:13 (ESV) — 13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

2 Thessalonians 1:11 (ESV) — 11 To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power,

2 Peter 1:21 (ESV) — 21 For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

John 1:13 (ESV) — 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

1 Corinthians 2:14 (ESV) — 14 The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

Romans 9:15 (ESV) — 15 For [God] says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”


(GSiV: No Free Will: BondageThe human will in bondage to sinTraditionalism/Provisionism;

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