Bad Protestant Theology: Weak God, Strong Man (part 1)

“As sovereign, God reigns over all things. As lover, he seeks to restore a relationship with humans whom he created in his own image, but he cannot predetermine their response. Love is a spontaneous, mutual relationship between persons. We can show unconditional love to another person, but we cannot force a spontaneous response on his or her part. In his unconditional love, God foreknows those who will love him, but he does not predetermine that response.”

-Paul Hiebert, Transforming Worldview, pp 269-270