Just out of curiousity, why is a state of "moral" or "spiritual Equipoise" even necessary? It just seems to me that you are saddling the Bible with philosophical assumptions about mankind that are not genuinely supported by any text. I know you think they are, but does solid exegesis bear this out? I haven't been convinced solid exegesis has been done in the first place.

I can only assume it is important to you, KH, for few reasons:

1) some how, it makes men really responsible.

2) It protects God from the slur of electing people to sin.

3) It is false assumed that men need to have some neutral freewill inorder to be genuine humans.

Is that somewhere in the ball park?

Fred


"Ah, sitting - the great leveler of men. From the mightest of pharaohs to the lowest of peasants, who doesn't enjoy a good sit?" M. Burns