“We deny that this atonement results in salvation without a person’s free response of repentance and faith.”
Calvinists explain that God does not violate a lost person’s will but changes their will through regeneration so they are drawn to Christ.
As proclaimers of the Good News, our message would seem ineffective lest we first are living in God’s peace. And that is initially accomplished by living pure lives. Wholesome lives. Lives above reproach.
The other day, I saw one of these labels on an iron-on transfer kit to make your own T-shirt design. The label read, “Do not iron while wearing shirt.”
The gospel is not the gospel if it is not for everyone.