"And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will
". (2 Tim. 2:24-26)
Hey, wait a second. Let me read that again. You mean if God doesn't "grant
" repentance they won't come to their senses? But that sounds like PURE GRACE
--if repentance is something that is "granted by God
", that would mean God is the author and finisher of our faith
Oh, wait a minute, the Bible does say that.