Q. You said in one of your posts that God won’t call those who won’t come, but I know there’s a verse in the bible that says the Holy Spirit will quit coming to you eventually if you don’t respond. So how is that not also calling people who won’t come? Please help me understand this.
A. Romans 8:29-30 says those God foreknew He also predestined. Those He predestined He also called. Those He called He also justified, and those He justified He also glorified. This implies that He only calls those He foreknew and predestined and that none are lost along the way.
After we’re saved the Holy Spirit comes to us as a counselor to guide us in our life (John 14:16-17) and to serve as a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance (Ephes. 1:13-14). It’s our choice whether to follow His advice or not, but if we routinely don’t follow it, we’ll lose the ability to hear His voice. In 1 Thes. 5:19 Paul called this quenching the Spirit. It won’t cost us our salvation, but it will mean we won’t live the live He intended for us.
The call God issues before we’re saved and the advice the Holy Spirit gives us afterward are not the same.