Why Is The Direct Operation of The Holy Spirit Upon The Heart Of An Alien Sinner/Saint A False Doctrine?
The reason teaching a “Direct Operation of the Holy Spirit” doctrine is a fatal error which will condemn those who teach and those who accept is because such an unscriptural doctrine is built upon a tenet of the Calvinistic system known as total hereditary depravity rather than the word of God. The man-made doctrine of total hereditary depravity holds that every single human has received the guilt of Adam's sin since all descended from Adam. It also teaches that human beings have received a corrupt human nature whereby a person cannot choose to obey God because of his corrupted nature he/she inherited. Hence, human beings have no ability to choose what is right (including obeying the gospel of Christ – 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9). Such a view supports the idea that God has already arbitrarily chosen who is saved and who is lost; God has already operated directly upon the hearts of the alien sinners He wants to arbitrarily save and refuses to operate directly on those He has chosen to be condemned to hell.
1. This false doctrine thereby offers a false hope and assurance to those who desire to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:4).
2. This false doctrine serves as a “roadblock” in the highway of salvation (Isaiah 35:8; Acts 9:2) because there are people who are deceived into thinking that they have to receive some mystical, mysterious power that comes from the Holy Spirit.
3. This false doctrine also implicitly teaches that God is a respecter of persons in which we already know according to the inspired apostle Peter that God is not a respecter of persons (Acts 10:34,35).
The word of God (which is the instrument the Holy Spirit uses) is sufficient and powerful to convict, convert, and sanctify a person who desires to surrender and to obey God's will (John 17:17; 1 Peter 1:22-25).
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