— We are not saved by obeying the Ten Commandments or the Mosaic law.
–We are not saved by doing good works and works of mercy.
–We are not saved by the power of our relative or natural free will.
–We are not saved by praying to images or pictures of Jesus, Mary, nor by dreams and visions, giving money to the church, nor to the man of God, nor by any human invention.
–Mankind in his natural state is dead in trespasses and sins (Eph 2:1-3).
–Mankind in his natural state hate God and righteousness and are unwilling to come to God. We have moral inability to want salvation (Romans 8:7; Jeremiah 17:9).
–Mankind has natural ability to choose how he wants to sin, therefore he stand guilty before God. We are not forced to sin.
–All humans stand guilty before God and deserve damnation in hell and God’s eternal wrath (Romans 3:11-20; Romans 3:23; Romans 1:18-31).
–We cannot pay the penalty of our own sins (Romans 6:23).
–We cannot buy or earn salvation by achieving merits.
–God took the initiative to send Jesus Christ to this world to accomplish salvation on our behalf.
–God takes the initiative in our salvation by sending gospel preachers to declare the way of salvation
–God takes the initiative in our salvation by making us aware of our sinful condition and our guilt before God.
–God regenerates us by the Holy Spirit (John 3:3-6) and by the word of God (1 Peter 1:23-25) not because we chose him. God regenerates monergistically, without our assistance.
–Without God drawing us to Himself (John 6:44) and convicting us of our sins (John 16:8) there is no way that we would seek salvation.
–God draws the elect, irresistibly, although not against their will
–God implants a new principle within, to want, and desire, the things of Christ
–Jesus Christ came to seek and save the lost (Matthew 9:10-14).
–We repent of our sins, feel sorry for our sins, and believe in Christ unto salvation, because God grants us, by his grace, the gifts of faith and repentance (2 Timothy 2:26; Ephesians 2:8-10).