Of Non-Believers and Believers

“Man’s heart does not want to respond to God’s call with faith. If God did not work faith in man’s heart, man would not respond with faith… Man is totally dependent dependent on the Lord for salvation. To the Lord alone be praise for the miracle of man’s positive response of faith!” – Clarence Bouwman


By Pastor Glem Melo

“Even the simple-minded are able to understand the message of the gospel… One cannot appeal to a text such as 1 Corinthians 2:14 where Paul says that the natural man cannot know the things of the Spirit (the truth of the gospel), for Paul clearly teaches that the difficulty lies not with Scripture but with the mind and heart of man.” – Arthur van Delden

Tonight at our Canons of Dort class, we will focus on the following articles of the “Third and Fourth Heads of Doctrine: The Corruption of Man, his Conversion to God and the Manner in Which it Occurs”:

Article 9: Why Some Who Are Called Do Not Come

Article 10: Why Others  Who Are Called Do Come

Article 11: How God Brings About Conversion

Our hope and prayer is that, as we study God’s word together, we will grow in the grace and knowledge of the…

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About New Hope

We are a community of people who believe in and live for Jesus Christ. We embrace and proclaim the Gospel as taught in the Bible and explained in the teachings of the Reformation: Salvation is by grace alone (sola gratia) because of Jesus Christ alone (solus Christus), received through faith alone (sola fide), based on the teachings of the Bible alone (sola scriptura), all for the glory of God alone (soli Deo gloria). SALVATION IS BY GRACE ALONE, THROUGH FAITH ALONE, BECAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST ALONE, BASED ON THE TEACHINGS OF THE BIBLE ALONE, ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD ALONE.
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