I am a Graphic Designer and a Mother of Four
May I never treat you like an idiot if we get in a discussion about color theory or assymetrical balance.
Now, here is a quote from this website: http://withchrist.org/cuthroat.htm:
The only one who can rightly pray is the believer who believes in the sovereignty of God, that man is active not passive in the drama of redemption, and that God has appointed prayer as the means through which God brings about certain ends. For example, God through His prophet caused Hezekiah to go to God in prayer, asking for his life. God answered and said He would add fifteen years to Hezekiah. Now that was God's purpose all along, but you will notice that he caused Hezekiah to pray for that very purpose. All true prayer today is just like that.
Now look at this part of the quote in particular:
... the believer who believes in the sovereignty of God, that man is active not passive in the drama of redemption ....
I just want to know, if man is unable to believe (which is what the person quoting this purports) then how does that statement make sense? I thought I might have misunderstood the quote and that it was saying God uses prayer as a means to save people, but I was corrected on that. The person quoting this did not think it meant that, apparently. OK, I am a graphic designer, help me out. If man is active and not passive, then how is it that regeneration precedes faith and faith is a gift, etc... the spiritually dead are brought to life with no belief in the gospel ... nothing but a dead bag of bones ... sounds pretty passive to me.