God wants to save me. That’s good news. Does he have your permission?

In Arminianism God desires to save, has the power to save but can’t satisfy that desire and exercise that power without the unbeliever’s permission. The logical implication of this synergistic (cooperative) view is that “it is impossible for God to save anyone in and of Himself.” (Roger Olson; See Aomin.org).

Also, in Arminianism, we have the following tenet which flows naturally from the first, owing to the fact that if you can decide to be saved, you can decide to be unsaved (several times):

“As men may change themselves from believers to unbelievers, so God’s determination concerning them changes.” (Remonstrances, the Arminian Manifesto).

This second Arminian doctrine makes no biblical sense, for the Bible clearly states in many places that God’s determination can never change. In other words, God’s determination is God’s “predetermination/predestination.”

James 1:17 With the Father of lights is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Psalm 102: 27 But you are the same, and your years have no end.

2 Timothy 2:13 If we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself.

1 Samuel 15:29 And also the Glory of Israel will not lie or have regret, for he is not a man, that he should have regret.”

Isaiah 14:27 For the Lord of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?

Job 23:13 But he is unchangeable, and who can turn him back? What he desires, that he does.

Psalm 115:3 Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases.

 

“Can God save me if I don’t want him to?” You don’t understand the Bible. If you don’t want God to save you – nobody in their natural state wants that – it’s because Jesus has not prayed ( interceded) for you (John 17 “I don’t pray for the world but those you have given me”).

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