I can imagine that most people of the "regeneration preceding faith" persuasion would go along with this:
Jesus Christ, as the only creator, speaking with His own voice, in a singular creative act, to an individual soul, thereby [quickens] that person, implanting eternal life, by Himself alone!
and further (does anyone want to say "amen" here? I think I hear it?):
Jesus does not need you to accept Him as your personal savior in order to save you eternally – nor does He want your help at all!
But then, he says:
There will be people in heaven who have never even heard the name of Christ or been converted to the Gospel? That’s right... eternal salvation [is] totally independent of any human means what-so-ever.
Finally... and this was the most thought provokling question I read the whole week. It actually is quite profound.
"Does the objective fact of redemption by Christ depend on man’s subjective perception or understanding of that fact? If so, then wouldn’t it be true that perception determines reality?"
I think that perception determining reality can be a problem when discussing theology. That is why in all the discussions about atonement, I am getting more and more comfortable as I am trying on Christ's "taking of sin out of the way" as a done deal for all. Yet, receiving Christ's life is by faith, and is needful, not having been accomplished until that moment of faith.