“And He was saying, ‘For this reason I have said to you, that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted him from the Father’” (John 6:65).

These comforting words of reassurance are a reminder that genuine salvation originates in the heart of God. The transformation of the new birth makes one a new creation in Christ Jesus, and will stand the test of time into all eternity. It stands in stark contrast to a religion based upon church membership, and the perfunctory acts required to be a member of good standing. From either boredom, disappointment, or more entertaining options, people of a religion such as this soon fade away.

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