The issue is whether or not Christianity is compatible with hard determinism, or whether God exercises His sovereignty in such a way that allows for meaningful human freedom.
Beginning with a false premise leads to a wrong conclusion.
“This betrays a serious misunderstanding on Hicks’ part concerning the nature of freedom as I explained it in my article” — Dr. B. Hunter.
To make disciples means, very simply, to lead persons to place their faith in Christ. Probably a better rendering of the single Greek word translated “make disciples” is “win disciples.”
Can one affirm eternal security without affirming all five points of the TULIP?