An Aside

If we are to say that anyone is free to accept or reject God, then we carry with that an assumption that human beings have within them the ability to make such a choice and we further presume that some human beings will make that choice. I have no problem asserting that human beings have free will in that they make choices each and every day- even unregenerate man can make the choice to do some good thing on any given day. In the end, I think the question that needs to be asked is, would a human being who is in bondage to sin have the desire to choose God? In my analysis and the description of fallen man in Scripture, I don’t think so. How prevenient grace is applied to mankind (whether conceived from a Wesleyan or Calvinistic model) is, to me, still a mystery; but I think the Bible is clear that it is the work of God and not man.

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