Thursday, January 7, 2010

Her Choice?

Rob-roy draws a great comparison here concerning decisional regeneration and true saving faith with the miracle Jesus performed in the resurrection this young girl. How could she have had anything to do with coming back to life? How can the sinner have anything to do in bringing himself from death to everlasting life without a miracle? This doesn't necessarily have to have anything to do with Calvinism/Arminianism but rather with the understanding of God's sovereignty.

Her choice did not bring life. It was the evidence of already having it.

When he arrived at the house of Jairus, he did not let anyone go in with him
except Peter, John and James, and the child's father and mother. Meanwhile, all
the people were wailing and mourning for her. "Stop wailing," Jesus said. "She
is not dead but asleep." They laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. But he
took her by the hand and said, "My child, get up!" Her spirit returned, and at
once she stood up. Then Jesus told them to give her something to eat. Luke

In Luke 8 we see a dead girl who Jesus commands to rise. THEN the spirit enables her to move from death to life and she rises. Her choice to freely rise came AFTER Jesus freely choose to give her life through the speaking of His word. He commanded her to do the very thing she could not do and it was those very words that brought her life. Her choice did not bring life. It was the evidence of already having it.

Love, Rob-roy