Some have accused me of simply repeating posts consisting of the same material in regard to John 6:37-65 when in fact those posts contained new material that dealt directly with their objections and exposed why their objections were false. Such is the case with the following post on the definition of coming to Christ: The words "cometh to me" in John 6 means "come in faith" or "partaking by faith" where in the act of the will occurs. This is made abundantly clear in John 6:35-36 and here are the indisputable facts: 35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. 36 But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not. 1. "hunger"....thirst" are parallel concepts that EQUALLY convey satisfaction in partaking of Christ as "the bread of life." These words assume Christ as "the bread of life" has been PARTAKEN and the act of partaking is conveyed by two EQUALLY parallel concepts "cometh to me......believeth on me." They are placed in a structure of EQUAL PARALLELLISM with "hunger......thirst." Note there is no liquid involved here and so quenching thirst is equal to quenching hunger in regard to Christ as "bread." 2. Eating this bread for eternal life is placed in exact parallel with believing or partaking by faith in Christ - vv. 35-36; 47-48 35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. 36 But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not. 47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. 48 I am that bread of life. 3. The words "cometh to me" cannot possibly refer phsical arrival to the physical presence of Christ as this would deny anyone living past the cross could "come to Christ"! However, ARminians constantly use this phrase when inviting sinners to believe - "come to Jesus" or "come to the cross" meaning BELEIVE ON HIM or CHOOSE TO BELIEVE IN HIM. Every Arminian Evangelist uses these phrases this way today. 28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Rom. 5:1 ¶ Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: Heb. 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. 4. Matthew 11:28 uses the word "come" in the very same sense as Jesus uses it in John 6. Here also. rest from the burden of sin is eliminated by simply coming to Christ. Coming PARTAKES of the "rest" found in Christ and Paul plainly says "by faith we have peace with God " - Rom. 5:1 - rather than PHYSICAL ARRIVAL. If we interpret "coming to me" as "SPIRITUAL ARRIVAL" there can be no such thing apart from faith as it is impossible for anyone that "cometh" to God WITHOUT FAITH - Heb. 11:6. CONCLUSION: so anyway you define "cometh to me" must INCLUDE the idea of "coming to Christ in/by faith" wherein is the exercise of the will. APPLICATION: Hence, "come to me" in John 6:44 means "come to me in/by faith". Thus "draw" is God's enablement to exercise the will to come to Christ in faith - meaning - faith is the work of God not of men, as "no man can come to me" in faith. That is precisely how Christ applied verse 44 to those in verse 64. They were still without faith because God had not enabled them or "given" it to them - v. 65. This was not a new condition, but Christ knew they were without faith "FROM THE BEGINNING" when they professed to be followers of Christ. Remember, the context is NOT about the relationship between the believer and the gospel or gospel ministry. The context is about the work that no man can do but God and thus itis about God's work in making sure "ALL" He gives to Christ do in fact come to Christ and NONE of that "ALL" be lost. John 6:37-39 reveals the PURPOSED WILL of God to obtain that end whereas John 6:44-45 reveals the POWER of God to obtain that end.