Reformed Theology, which includes Monergism, draws heavily on the roots of the Protestant Reformation.
Definitions of Monergism: Link: monergism.com/what_is_monergism.php
**Monergism: In regeneration, the Holy Spirit unites us to Christ independent of any cooperation from our unregenerated human nature. He quickens us through the outward call cast forth by the preaching of His Word, disarms our innate hostility, removes our blindness, illumines our mind, creates understanding, turns our heart of stone to a heart of flesh – giving rise to a delight in His Word – all that we might, with our renewed affections, willingly & gladly embrace Christ.
The Century Dictionary defines Monergism as follows:
“In theology, the doctrine that the Holy Spirit is the only efficient agent in regeneration - that the human will possesses no inclination to holiness until regenerated, and therefore cannot cooperate in regeneration.”
Our union with Christ has its roots in divine election, its basis in the redemptive work of Christ, and its actual establishment with God’s people by the regeneration of the Holy Spirit. All of God’s elect will be regenerated by the Holy Spirit during their life, at a time of God’s choosing. This regeneration is a spiritual resurrection given to sinners who are spiritually dead. It infallibly results in faith, repentance and obedience. This regeneration is accomplished by the irresistible power of the Holy Spirit (Jn.6:37,44; Eph.2:4-5; Ps.110:3).
These are quotes from Monergism.com
“God saves us by grace alone, through faith alone, and this faith is not produced by our unregenerated human nature.”
“God disarms the opposition of the human heart, subduing the hostility of the carnal mind, and with irresistible power (John 6:37), draws His chosen ones to Christ.”
“As such, man is utterly incapable of saving himself, or even to cooperate with God in his salvation. . . .his “free will” will always choose to reject God, apart from God’s grace.”
“Our conversion to Christ was not a joint venture between us and God, but a unilateral move on God’s part to raise us from spiritual death to spiritual life, changing our hearts so that we believed and repented.”
“God is not an equal opportunity Savior. Indeed, from Abraham on, God has always shown more mercy to one people than to another.”
**“This pretemporal choice was not based on the fact that God knew which persons would believe of their own free will, for there is no person which fits that description. This decision was based upon God’s sovereign good pleasure alone.”
“Therefore, if a person has been effectually called and drawn to Christ, he will never lose that salvation since it was based wholly on the finished work of Christ and God’s election, not on the strength of the believers commitment or obedience.”
I am a Christian in the Protestant Sector, and I do not accept the assertions of Monergism. I do not believe Monergism is supported by Scripture.
**So, my brothers and sisters in the Protestant Sector, what do you believe about salvation?
Are we predestined for either salvation or damnation?
Do you believe God is not an "equal opportunity Savior?
Is man incapable of cooperating with God in Salvation?
Does man’s “free will” always choose to reject God, apart from God’s intervention to “regenerate” man and prepare him for His “irresistible” call to salvation?
Is our acceptance of Christ not a joint venture between us and God, but a unilateral move on God’s part?
Do you believe God has always shown more mercy to one people than to another?
Do you believe God’s pre-temporal choice to save one person over another is not based on the fact that God knew which persons would believe of their own free will?
Are the “elect” chosen by God, based upon God’s “sovereign good pleasure,” alone?
Must one be “regenerated” by God before he can turn to Christ for salvation?
Do we have “Free Will” in any part of salvation?
I welcome all comments from all Faiths. Please feel free to answer the questions of your choosing.