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John 6:65 – “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled [granted, given] him.” (NIV 1984)
No One – Universal (absolute) negative. All inclusive, without exception.
Can – Often erroneously mistaken to mean the same as may. Can has to do with ability. No one (without exception) has the natural ability.
Come – Man, in and of Himself does not have the ability to come to Jesus. No exception.
Unless – Exceptive clause. Points to a necessary condition (prerequisite). Something that must happen first. It does not guarantee that it will happen. A sufficient condition would guarantee a result (suffices), but this verse is a only a necessary condition (not a sufficient condition).
Given, Granted, Enabled – The word itself is ambiguous. But what is clear is that it is something that God does that is a necessary condition (that…
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