Free-will is a fiction fabricated by sinful men whose sole desire is to become autonomous

Look at the self-contradictory absurdity of such ideas! Sinful men WILL to be free! And how is this possible if they don't have a will that is free? banghead

Such questions cannot be answered LOGICALLY by any Calvinst.

What is worse is that FREEWILL is a Bible term. To call it a fiction is to attack the author of holy wirit, which is something quite Calvinistic. Attacking His glorious character and love is standard fare for the Calvinist apologist while thinking he makes God look great by making Him a cruel tyrant and control-freak dictator. Calvinism has driven more men away from the Lord than any other false doctrine, and rightly so. Even sinful men can see the repugnance of such ideas being ascribed to One who is good and love first and foremost. Men know they are sinners, and they know God is good and they ought to obey Him. They also know it is not God who makes them sinful and stay in sin, but their own choice. They know what they ought to do, and would never ascribe to God the blame that Calvinists do. This is the light of General Revelation that Paul taught in Romans One and Two that Gentiles have.

Hear the Word of the Lord in Levitticus One:

1 And the LORD called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, [even] of the herd, and of the flock.

3 If his offering [be] a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD.

Not only does man have a will weith which he can approach the Lord, God states man has HIS OWN voluntary will. Man has HIS OWN will, and it is VOLUNTARY. It is under NO COMPULSION, despite what Calvinists claim! God says otherwise! Here we have unregenerate Jews, dead in trespasses and sin, able to come to God for reconciliation, and God states that they must come OF THEIR OWN VOLUNTARY WILL!

This proves they have one, and that IT IS IMPORTANT TO GOD that they come to Him freely. God clearly despises the whole idea of compulsion! In 2Cor 8 we are told:

6 But this [I say], He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, [so let him give]; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Notice again the idea of compulsion is condemned, and God HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. He wanted people to freely give, and we are further told that God LOVES a cheerful giver! Hmmmmmmmmn??? The concept of freewill is clearly taught in the Bible and the concept of "sovereignty" is not only not taught, but condemned by God. Praise the Lord!

Last edited by freewill; Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:10 AM.