Calvinists here have argued that mankind has the ability to believe the gospel, but without first being regenerated, they would never have the desire. However, does the bible ever really teach this? Doesn't the bible say such things as "the truth with set you free"..."the gospel is the power of God unto Salvation"... "sharper than a two edged sword"...and all the other texts that talk about the power of the WORD? How could this powerful WORD not have the ability to create a new desire? Is the Word not really sufficient to save if the Calvinistic dogma is correct?