Prevenient Grace: Word Of The Week

Prevenient Grace: 

Also known as prepartory grace. The Holy Spirit working through the Gospel comes to an unconverted person, who is incapable of choosing salvation, and awakens them and enables them to make a choice under the operation of the Holy Spirit of whether or not to accept salvation. Prevenient offers the will the restored capacity to respond to grace, thus making the person an active, willing participant in receiving the conditions for justification.

Prevenient Grace is the official doctrine of the Church of the Nazarene and Methodism. It is also found in the roots of pietism and puritan theology. It is embraced primarily by Arminian Christians who are influenced by the theology of Jacob Arminius or John Wesley.