Devoted to the Propagation and Defense of New Testament Christianity
September 9, 1954

How God Draws Men

Jesse M. Kelley

"No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day." It is written in the prophets, and they shall all be taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me." (John 6:44, 45.)

The only way God draws men to Christ is through teaching. Many have an idea that the drawing power of God is something mysterious and unexplainable. Nothing could be more erroneous. God created intelligent beings with minds to perceive and understand. Therefore He appeals to man's intelligence, and to his sense of right and wrong. It is impossible for a man to come to God before he knows God's law. One ignorant of His law cannot obey Him, for the "how" of obedience is in God's law.

A man is drawn to the medical profession through learning. Of course he has a desire first to be a physician, but his desire alone does not make him one; it only motivates him to acquire the necessary knowledge. Therefore he becomes a physician through study and learning and doing. Just so with the man who would be a Christian. Just his desire to be a Christian is not enough. But if his desire is strong enough, he will acquire the necessary knowledge through a study of God's word to become a Christian. Jesus said, "Whosoever hath HEARD and hath LEARNED of the Father cometh unto me." Many are not Christians because they have never learned how to become one. Many professed Christians are not living a Christian life because they have never learned how to do so.