Thursday, July 10, 2014

"Common Grace" Is Not A Thing

There, I said it. If an "unbeliever" (whatever that means) does a virtuous act, that's what it is. It could simply be an act of natural virtue, but virtue is virtue. Your problem, Reformed Guy who should seriously stop reading and listening to Kevin DeYoung, is that you don't believe an "unsaved" person can do a virtuous act. That's just dumb.

It's true that a person who lacks sanctifying grace cannot do a meritorious act, but that's an entirely different discussion. Grace always disposes toward, or effects, salvation. If it doesn't, it's not grace.

Maybe the problem is believing that God does not desire the salvation of every person, even though He says the opposite over and over. Food for thought.

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