The fact that God chose to reveal Himself more personally to Thomas was purely gracious, not required or necessary for a faith response.
While I understand that the Constitution of the United States of America defends religious freedom for all, yet more importantly, as a Christian I believe that true “soul freedom” is found only in the Lord Jesus Christ.
…why would one assume that God’s grace and power given to the apostles to reveal the MYSTERY OF CHRIST isn’t sufficiently understandable or believable?
Historically, it was indeed the case that vacancies in Southern Baptist leadership would be filled from among a pool of candidates who were already Southern Baptists on the day they were hired.
…the natural man who deems the things of the Spirit foolish do so by their own free moral choice, not by compatibilistic compulsion imposed by Calvinistic philosophy