John 6:64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. 65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. The immediate and overall context proves that it is the believing ability that was not given to those in verse 64. 1. The words "given unto him" are being used synonomous with "draw" in verse 44. Note that Jesus says "Therefore I said unto you" demonstrating he is referring to John 6:44 almost word for word. Hence, "given unto him" is synonmous with "draw" in John 6:44. This is not a quote of John 6:45 but of verse 44 as anyone can easily see. 2. The words "given unto him" refer to what must be obtained directly from the Father in order to come to Christ which is an expression of believing in Christ. The Holy Spirit is the author of the Word of God not the Father. The preached gospel comes directly from a human preacher not from the Father 3. The preached gospel had been given to them but that is what they refused as they were false professors who did not believe in Him. 4. John 6:65 refers to what they were NOT GIVEN rather than what they were given and refused to beleive. 5. John 6:65 is explanatory of why those in verse 64 did not believe. Though the word had been given to them it refers to something the Father had not "given unto him" as explanatory of why they did not believe. 6. From John 6:29 to John 6:65 it is consistently the work of the Father that Jesus attributes as the cause for all who come to Him: a. John 6:29 Believing is the work of God b. The Father giving those to Christ is the cause of all who come to him - Jn. 6;37-39 c. The Father drawing is the cause of coming to Christ - Jn. 6:44-45 d. The Father "given unto him" the cause of coming to Christ - Jn. 6:65 7. Total inability to come to Christ in faith is not only implied by these necessary acts of the Father in order that such might come to Christ but is clearly stated as the reason in John 6:44. 8. In all of these cases there are no active verbs but only passive verbs used to define what the Father does that permits all to come to Christ and yet the interpretations of my opponents all require active verbs to defend their interpretations. Now my opponents may isolate each one of the eight reasons from the other seven and pick it apart (another cult tactic) but it is utterly impossible to deny all eight of these without complete dishonesty.