The decree of God, the elective purpose of God, the predestinated announcement of God always carries with it the effort of man. They go together; God’s decree and purpose and man’s volition and choice.
Yes, I still find myself going from meeting-to-meeting. When I was an associate pastor, I was on 21 committees at the same time. We even had a Committee on Committees.
Did Peter really insist on baptism? Why doesn’t he mention faith? Why is the Holy Spirit promised only to those who are baptized? The questions pile up quickly.
I’m sure you’ve heard a lot about me. I have no shortage of critics. Perhaps you have heard that I am …
“God made us free. We are human agents, able to choose for ourselves. God did that, too. We are absolutely free, we are morally responsible. We can choose for ourselves, and we do.”