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Lazarus in John 11 is the true soteriological picture (EDITED)

Lazarus in John 11 is the soteriological picture of our spiritual condition with respect to salvation, Jesus's/The Holy Spirit's call Himself being his sole ability, a real life example prefacing Paul's Ephesians 2 declaration of us being DEAD in sin, [Political slander removed -- please review forum posting rules] you know that dead people can't do anything, including seeking God for anything, including salvation, though as I love in John Piper's book of that title: "GOD IS THE GOSPEL." (free pdf book at We don't seek God for salvation, rather we seek God because HE HIMSELF IS SALVATION, sovereignly, freely justifying the ungodly, something Biblically illiterate synergists can't abide, blind to the Romans 8:29-30 golden chain of redemption (For whom He FOREKNEW[=FORELOVED=marital relation], He also FOREORDAINED to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren: 30 and whom he foreordained, them he also CALLED: and whom he called, them he also JUSTIFIED: and whom he justified, them he also GLORIFIED.). FOREKNEW[=FORELOVED=marital relation], FOREORDAINED, CALLED, JUSTIFIED, GLORIFIED, with all His elect being in each of the five coterminous groups, i.e. all foreknown/foreloved are foreordained, called, justified & glorified, with no possibility of the groundless, imaginary synergist "dropouts" of fallen human fancy IMPOSSIBLE to reconcile with God's Word for those who rightly handle/divide God's Word (2Tim 2:15). To me this is why He said I AM. Put in a blank at the end and fill it in with anything and everythig and He's that to me that He receive all glory.