Today the pastor of the GARBC church I went to preached on Mt. 9:9 and the differences how those in Christ come to know Him. Jesus only spoke two words to Matthew, "follow me," and he believed and followed Jesus. He said this meeting was God's "appointed time" for Mattthew to believe yet he denies predestination and says it is our decision to accept Christ. If it was Matthew's decision to accept Christ, the timing of his conversion could not of been appointed by God. He would have to wait until Matthew made the decision to establish the timing of his conversion. With the Pastor's thinking, God is no longer sovereign or did he determine the appointed time of his conversion. He also said when someone comes to know Christ in a personal way, it is "all by God's grace," yet he says we must make the decision to accept Jesus as Savior to be saved. A decision requires the ability of the person to make the right choice, making one's salvation conditional and not entirely by God's grace. Most of the congregation, lacking sound reasoning, were nodding their heads in agreement with the Pastor. Typical of sheep.