Watchman on the Wall
Ninety nine out of every one hundred people who profess themselves to be Christians assert that man has the free will to accept or reject the free gift of grace and salvation offered to mankind by God through faith (trust) in His son, Yahushua (Christ). The notion of man’s free will is logically preposterous on its face. It is time to blow up this lie once and for all.
The KJV of the Bible teaches that God has created two types of people: the elect and the non-elect. This doctrine of election is most clearly explained in Romans 9:11-24. The Bible teaches us that God made these decisions since before the world began and for the elect, God wrote our names in the Lambs book of life, such that at some time in our lives, in Gods way and choosing, and at His initiative (not ours) He would put His Holy Spirit in us, orchestrate events so that we would hear the full gospel preached (starting with the bad news of our all being born sinners heading for hell), and thanks to the Holy Spirit in us, we would believe it and thus become one of Gods born again adopted sons or daughters through faith in Yahushua (Christ) as Lord over our lives in all things. God did it all and He had to because we all start out spiritually dead and spiritually dead people can do nothing to save themselves. The Bible teaches this at Ephesians 1:4-5, 2:1 and 2:8-9. By grace are we saved, and not of works, lest any man should boast.
So what about the non-elect? Well, they are created by God as His vessels of dishonor to be at enmity with Him forever. Romans 8:7 describes such people as those with a carnal mind. We all start out that way. This is the default position that only a few of us are blessed enough to escape, thorough no merit of our own, I might add.
The Bible teaches that God is sovereign. He is all-powerful and no one thwarts the sovereign will of God in any respect (see Proverbs 21:30 for where it says this). No one means no one. So how is it that puny, created man can thwart the sovereign will of God and not turn Biblical theology upside down and on its head in order to accept a gift of salvation not intended for him, or to reject the gift of salvation God has willed for him? The simple truth is that man cannot. The simple truth is that the notion of mans free will to accept or to reject the free gift of salvation of God is a fraud. God decides who will be saved and who will not. Not man.
Mankind has grossly overestimated mans power and intellect, and grossly underestimated, undervalued and failed to adequately appreciate and praise the majesty and power of an almighty YHWH (God) who is the creator of and is sovereign over ALL things in the entire universe. In short, God is greater than and separate from His entire creation. Let that truth sink in for a while. That truth of who God really is takes my breath away. He should have that same effect upon you.