Free Will Cannot Save Us

Free will is like the law of Moses. It has no power to save us. It is weak, because it is of man. The law was external to man. Free will is of man. Only the power of God, the gospel coupled with the working of the Spirit of God, can bring the unbeliever to Christ.

We have lost souls, like Billy Graham and the so called early church father, Origin, believing in the power of free will. That of course, is an absurd teaching. We have Augustine and the Protestants rejecting free will, but believing in the power of the Law of Moses. There was a falling away, after the Apostles, and Paul said there would be. (2 Thess 2:3)  Both those who taught free will and most who taught predestination but with perversions to it, were lost.

A few people were saved during the time between the falling away and the end of the times of the Gentiles. Of course, the First London Baptist Confession of Faith and the appendix were biblical in their interpretations. It rejected the Law of Moses and the free will of man in the process of salvation.

The working of the Spirit is effected upon the elect, chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world. We can see from scripture it is not of him who wills or of him who runs, but only God that saves. Free will cannot save us, ever!

Romans 9:15-16 sums this up:

15For He says to Moses: “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” 16So then, it does not depend on man’s desire or effort, but on God’s mercy.


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