T.U.L.I.P.: Irresistible Grace
I. Scriptures arguing against the doctrine of irresistible grace
A. Acts 7:51
B. Ephesians 4:30
C. 1 Thessalonians 5:19
D. Isaiah 56:13
II. Six arguments for Irresistible Grace (God saves people)
A. Faith and repentance are a gift of God.
a. Ephesians 2:8
b. Romans 12:3
a. 2 Timothy 2:24-26
b. Acts 11:18
B. We cannot come to Christ unless God draws us.
1. Synergism - The doctrine that individual salvation is achieved through a combination of human will and divine grace.
2. Monergism - In Christian theology is the doctrine that the Holy Spirit alone can act to bring about the conversion of people.
C. God’s effectual calling overcomes resistance to the gospel.
D. The new birth enables us to receive Christ.
E. The new covenant promises grace that will triumph over resistance.
1. Deuteronomy 29
2. Deuteronomy 30:6
3. Jeremiah 31:31-33
4. Jeemiah 32:40
5. Ezkekiel 11:19-20
6. Ezkekiel 36:26-27
7. Romans 9