I am frequently asked to reconcile these two doctrines of the gospel, human responsibility and Divine sovereignty, as though the two were enemies. They are not. Both are blessed truths of Holy Scripture. The Word of God plainly reveals that God has predestinated all things that come to pass, and that he has mercy on whom he will have mercy. The Bible also reveals, with equal clarity, that all men are responsible to repent and believe the gospel, and that any sinner who does so shall be saved. I proclaim both truths, without apology, hesitancy, or defence. Anyone who is saved is saved entirely by God's sovereign, eternal, irresistible purpose and work of grace. Anyone who is lost, is lost because of his own willful unbelief. If you will believe on Christ, God will save you. If you refuse to believe, your eternal ruin is your own doing.