Re: John chapter 6, all of it, but verse 44 specifically
I believe the Bible will explain the Bible. So regarding John 6:44 it is fully explained in John 16 7-11.
Originally Posted by ProDeo
“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send him to you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and you see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.” (Joh 16:7-11)
Albert Barnes describes it as follows: He will reprove - The word translated “reprove” means commonly to demonstrate by argument, to prove, to persuade anyone to do a thing by presenting reasons. It hence means also to convince of anything, and particularly to convince of crime. This is its meaning here. He will convince or convict the world of sin. That is, he will so apply the truths of God to men’s own minds as to convince them by fair and sufficient arguments that they are sinners, and cause them to feel this. This is the nature of conviction always.
The world - Sinners. The men of the world. All men are by nature sinners, and the term the world may be applied to them all, Joh_1:10; Joh_12:31; 1Jn_5:19.
That is how God draws people. It is my duty to answer the call in order to be saved. Then God has a reason to reject those who do not answer this call, as He draws every person through the Holy Spirit. That is the first and foremost work of the Holy Spirit. Based on this, it is quite easy to reject Calvinism, as you have to believe in the Holy Spirit, something that is either absent or plays a minimal role in the life of every Calvinist. The only statement they will make is "I believe in the Holy Spirit". Who and what He does most do not have a clue as He plays no role in salvation for them, only for the elect.
Shama - A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.): - X attentively, call (gather) together, X carefully, X certainly, consent, consider, be content, declare, X diligently, discern, give ear, (cause to, let, make to) hear (-ken, tell), X indeed, listen, make (a) noise, (be) obedient, obey, perceive, (make a) proclaim (-ation), publish, regard, report, shew (forth), (make a) sound, X surely, tell, understand, whosoever [heareth], witness