If anyone makes the assistance of grace (to believe the gospel) depend on the humility or obedience of man and does ot agree that it is a gift of grace itself that we are obedient and humble, he contradicts the Apostle who says “What have you that you did not recieve” I Corinthians 4:7, and “But by the grace of God i am what I am” I Corinthians 15:10.
Let me start by asking several questions:
1A What is man’s part and God’s part in the work of the new birth?
2A Why is it that one unregenerate person believes the gospel and ot another? Does one make betteer use of God’s Grace?
3A Apart from the grace of God, is there any fallen person who is naturally willing to submit in faith to the humbling terms of the gospel of Christ?
4A In light of God’s word, is our new birth in Christ an unconditionqal work of God’s mercy alone or does man cooperate in some way with God in the work of regeneration?