Can A Man Change His Own Heart ?

Calvinists admit a man can change his actions because his heart is in back of that making the decision to change his actions. But the Calvinist says a man cannot change his heart because there is nothing in back of that to make the decision to change his heart, since his heart is where he makes decisions.

This reflects a fundamental difference in how the Calvinist and the true Christian thinks. If the Calvinist works it out in is his mind that it is impossible for a man to change his own heart, then that is what he believes regardless of what God says about the matter. But the Christian lets God’s word answer the question for him, yes or no. So what do the scriptures actually say about whether or not a man can change his own heart?

It’s true God gives us a new heart (Ezekiel 36:26) through means (like our daily bread), but

· we make ourselves a new heart (Ezekiel 18:31)

· we prepare our hearts to seek God’s law (Ezra 7:10, Job 11:13a)

· we are told to keep our heart (Proverbs 4:23)

· we are instructed not to harden our hearts (Hebrews 3:8, Proverbs 28:14b)

· and our heart can depart from the Lord (Jeremiah 17:5).

Conclusion: We decide and determine our own heart thru God’s leading/persuasion.

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