Do humans have a free will? Calvinism says “No!”

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Most Calvinists teach that humans do not have free will. Or if we do, our free will is only free to sin until God regenerates us. What are your thoughts on free will? Does it exist? Does it not? If it does, how can we have free will and God remain sovereign? If free will does not exist, how can we avoid the charge of fatalism or determinism?

Total Depravity as Total Inability

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When most Calvinists speak of Total Depravity what they really have in mind is something they call Total Inability. This is an idea I am not comfortable with and believe is not taught in Scripture.

Total Depravity According to Calvinists

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Total Depravity is the foundation and starting place of Calvinism. I am not opposed to total depravity as much as I am the ramifications of this doctrine. That is, universal sinfulness is a biblical idea, but the way Calvinists use this idea to form other doctrines causes me to reject total depravity as Calvinists understand and define it.

Romans 6:1 is the Litmus Test for Grace

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If you teach about grace, and after you are done nobody raises the objection that is raised in Romans 6:1, then you did not truly teach grace. Grace that comes with restrictions to avoid being abused is no longer grace.

Survey Results on Sinful Employment for Christians

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Here are the survey results for the survey on sinful employment for Christians. Some of the answers are surprising. What would be most interesting is if we could have First Century Christians take this same survey.