Scripture:  John 6:44

"No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him."

One of the great theologians of Church history, John Calvin, coined a term, irresistible grace. He taught that man was totally depraved and unable to choose Christ on his own. Therefore, men are saved through God's unconditional election. Additionally he taught that Jesus Christ died for the elect and he termed that as limited atonement. Man by nature is resistant to God's gift of salvation so God extends what Calvin called "irresistible grace". This grace is stronger than man's resistance and; consequently, the elect are saved by the irresistible grace of God. The crowning message of Calvin's soteriology (study of salvation) was his teaching on the perseverance of the saints which argued that man cannot lose salvation because he never earned it in the first place.

Charles Spurgeon said "We declare, upon Scriptural authority, that the human will is so desperately set on mischief, so depraved, and so inclined to everything that is evil, and so disinclined to everything that is good, that without the powerful, supernatural, irresistible influence of the Holy Spirit, no human will ever be constrained towards Christ. God spoke in Jeremiah 31:3 saying "I have loved thee with an everlasting love; therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee. Jesus said in John 6:44, "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him". And in John 15:16 He reiterates, "You did not choose me. I chose you."

Thank God for His irresistible grace.