>How Does Salvation Occur?
>No, I’m not going to get into the whole predestination, calling, election “thing”, though I have some strong opinions about those glorious truths.
But just a reminder from the book of Acts, particularly as it describes the conversion of Lydia, who already was a “worshiper of God” (which, of course, confirms that, like the apostle Paul (prior to the Damascus Road), you can love God and serve God and yet be unsaved).
Acts 16.14 states, “…The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul.”
Step one…The Lord opens a heart
Step two…one of the Lord’s flunkies brags on Jesus
Addendum Spoke to someone about this; I did not make my point clear…If the Lord has not initiated step one; all of our step twos will be ineffective (though, if we push, we may produce a “decision,” but not a conversion. Why? Because “salvation is of the Lord.”