Now, we will get confused real fast if we hear the phrase "cannot come" in terms of permission or authority. It would be easy to hear Jesus say, "Some of you would like to come but because the Father won't allow you to come, you can't come." But Jesus isn't suggesting that we need permission from the Father before we can come. The general invitation goes out to "whomever will call on the name of the Lord." If you want to come, then come. Permission has already been granted to anyone who wants to come.
And neither is Jesus talking about ability as if to say, "You are naturally unwilling to come and therefore unless the Father tweaks or tampers with your will, you won't come." Again, this wouldn't be The Father creating them coming, this would be the "Really Big Repairman" in the sky who finds human beings ill-equipped to make a beneficial decision. I don't think Jesus is saying that people are unable to come due to some mental/psychological/emotional/spiritual flaw that needs to be fixed before a man comes to Jesus. The God of Jesus is much, much bigger than that. God isn't the fixer; he is the creator.
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)