GOD does all the work in salvation, quickening a humble person to true repentance and saving faith in Jesus Christ. Unbelievers represent those unwilling to BE saved - as Jesus clearly stated, their issue is their attachment to the self-life (ref: Mt 8:34).
The Bible is chalk full of demands that are literally impossible for man to obey without the help of the One making them. While this seems paradoxical, it is nothing less than God’s grace. God is merely looking for willingness/humility in a man.
Arrogance maintains an unrepentant “soil” that will not receive the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It will receive a different gospel from a different spirit regarding a different Jesus (2Co 11:4), and it will even bear fruit after that kind, but it will never be fruit of the true “Vine” (Jn 15:5).
The Gospel is THE most offensive news you can give an unbeliever still abiding in their flesh, particularly an arrogant one (1Pe 2:7-8). An arrogant person will take a free ticket to Heaven but will always refuse the call to repentance that Jesus demanded.
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