I challenge those that claim to have the power or means to cause the new birth to raise themselves from the dead three days later! Oh wait, they can't hear me!
We cannot bring ourselves to Christ, nor would we have the desire to come to Him. And, even if our loved ones desired that we be raised to spiritual life, they do not have the power to bring us to Christ.
Luke records that the first act of compassion Jesus did was to simply speak the words, “Weep not.” Jesus had yet to do anything that would relieve the anguish of the woman’s situation but His words are recorded as words of compassion. How can this be?
It never ceases to amaze me how God's people can make things so difficult for themselves. The Bible clearly teaches that Jesus will come without sin unto salvation in a very loud and visible way at the end of time.