Is the will of man involved in the salvation process or not? For instance, StandingfirminChrist proclaims, (and rightfully so I might add) that one cannot just say a simple prayer of “I believe” and expect to be saved. He states that one must ‘trust’ as well as merely assent to knowledge as being true. My question, is whether or not the will of man is involved in trusting, or if trust is not just something God either zaps you with or not? Since he avoids the questions I ask him concerning this, I thought I might ask the list. So many times I have hear on this list those claiming that salvation is all of God and none of man, and that we have nothing to do with our salvation, etc. Even when one mentions the Scriptural mandate of repentance, we heard the cry of, “If you think you need to repent in order to be saved, you believe in salvation by works!” Now here comes along SFIC stating that ‘we’ need to trust, which of necessity involves an act of the will, and I hear no one claiming that he is preaching salvation by works. Why? Why the double standard? Why can a Calvinist preach that man’s will is involved in salvation and all is well, but if an Arminian or someone such as myself states that man’s will must be involved in salvation with such things as repentance, faith, or perseverence, the cry is shouted, “You are preaching salvation by works!” Help me out here. Is mans will involved in salvation or are we just passive?