No Free Will: Bondage

‘In Romans 3:19, Paul declares that every mouth is to be shut tight because no one may argue against God’s judgment of them; for there is nothing in anyone that God can praise—not even a will that is… Read More

Real Freedom in Christ

What does it mean to really know Christ and be set free to enjoy the Lord? Is it about following rules or following the Ruler? Is it about laws or about our Lord? To find out, let’s look… Read More

Freedom from legalism: Colossians 2:20-23

Colossians 2:20-23: Six versions (ESV) 20 If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations— 21 “Do not handle, Do… Read More

White: Free will?

Scripture is always our ultimate authority, but God’s people can also give us valuable insight. ‘Who cares if the will is “free” when the nature that provides it with the desires upon which it acts is corrupt and… Read More

Man’s Freedom Touched by his Sinfulness

‘…man, the great image-bearer of God, is a fallen creature, a slave to sin, spiritually dead, incapable of doing what is pleasing to God. Just as the great freedom of the Potter offends rebellious pots, so too does… Read More

Spurgeon: Man’s ‘free’ will

Scripture is our final authority but note how Charles Spurgeon helps clarify what the Word actually says about man’s so-called ‘free will.’   ‘Beloved, do not any of you swerve from the free Grace of God, for the… Read More

Free Will: Geisler and White

John 8:31–34 “So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered… Read More

Man’s ‘Free’ Will: Always Wanting the Final Say

Jesus answered and said to them, “Do not grumble among yourselves. No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on nthe last day.” (Jn 6:43-44) Nhưng… Read More

How Free is the Will?

Philadelphia Baptist Confession of Faith (1742) Chapter 9: Of Free Will God hath endued the will of man with that natural liberty and power of acting upon choice, that it is neither forced, nor by any necessity of… Read More

Free will and human responsibility: not the same

“The error of Arminianism is not that it holds the biblical doctrine of responsibility but that it equates this doctrine with an unbiblical doctrine of ‘free-will’ and preaches the two things as though they were synonymous. But man’s… Read More