I just don't see that much difference between choosing to accept and choosing to reject God.

Look at Romans 3:10, 11:

Rom. 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Rom. 3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

All are not righteous.
None understand.
None seek God.

Howbeit that unrighteous man seeks or chooses to seek God?

There must be an enabler.

God does not draw near sin, nor does sin draw near God. For God is holy and set apart from sin.

There must be a mediator.

1Tim. 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

So Christ is the conduit.

How does man be draw near to God?

John 6:44 states that "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him."

The Son never left us but has sent the Holy Spirit to draw us to God. God the Spirit draws all men.

If you believe that you can choose God upon your own efforts, then you are contradicting the Bible. There must be an enabler that draws man to God "To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace" (Luke 1:79).

Now contemplate this passage:

John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Therefore man does not choose God, but God uncoercively enables man to reject His transcendent witness, God the Spirit.

This is the "stuff" of theology!


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