TB wrote: John 6:27 Labour not Acts 20:35 labouring 1 Corinthians 3:8-9 planteth 1 Corinthians 4:11-12 1 Corinthians 15:10 1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore 2 Corinthians 5:9
These verses have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the Calvinist V Arminian (free will) debate. The Apostle is obviously talking to the regenerated.
Calvinism is Biblical. Arminian/free will philosophy is man's religious invention no better than the Roman Catholics.
Reading Calvinist theology is like reading the Scriptures. TULIP being an example of this.
There is only two ways of salvation 1. By God. (Calvinism) 2. By God plus man. (RCC, JW, Arminian and all the other free willers)
For the non-Calvinists the statement is made:- 1Cor 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. = Many church attenders don't realise they fall within this verse.
Man can do NOTHING!!! 37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. 44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. ALL the glory belongs to GOD.