Once we talk about this, I believe you will agree. He will not make you confess the sinful nature, believe in Him, or live for Him. If a person becomes saved it is by the mercy of a living God and …
We make choices every day. There are many people who will run the other way, rather than seeking or making a choice to seek divine revelation and understanding.
Salvation is a choice that we have been given, and it is the will of God, which can heal the sorrows of life. However, we cannot do it alone through some intelligent theories. It must be coordinated with the Word of God, through faith. It is up to us to accept by faith, God’s Word, His promises, and His truth by believing in the Lord Jesus Christ and that He was raised from the dead.
Jesus does not make us make the right choices. We can be led by His wonderful love, and He can put a desire in our hearts. We must believe, and put forth the efforts to live a Christian life by repenting of our sins, seeing ourselves as evil and needing repentance, and have a desire to see Him in Heaven.
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come into him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20
“And the Lord said My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.” Genesis 6:3“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2: 8-9
“And ye shall seek me, and find me when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13
“Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your heats, ye double minded.” James 4:8
“There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day; and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; and in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am reoriented in this flame.And, Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime recieveth thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou are tormented.” Luke 16: 19-25
“No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Luke 16:13
The Lord gives every human a chance to repent. He loves the criminal, the murder, the most sinful human on earth. That is why He died. Nevertheless, He will not take a human by the collar and drag them to an altar of prayer. He will not force them.
“There is only one way to go to Heaven, and that is “Except a man be born again, in his spirit”“There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: the same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou are a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
“Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter in the Kingdom of God.”
“I am the door: by me, if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” John 10:9
*All scripture is (KJV).