Will Metzger’s “Top Ten Reasons Christians Believe in Free Will”

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According to Will Metzger in Tell the Truth:  The Whole Gospel to the Whole Person by Whole People, these are the top ten reasons Christians believe in “free will”:

10. A desire to hold humans responsible for actions

9. Confusion of the philosophical (nonscriptural) concept of free will with “human responsibility”

8. A lack of emphasis on the holiness, righteousness, and justice of God

7. Encounters with Christians who play intellectual games about the sovereignty of God without lovingly living this truth

6. The display of outward morality by many non-Christians

5. Dislike for the alternative, which seems to make God responsible for our sin, or even the author of it

4. The concept that the ability to choose Jesus is necessary for doing evangelism

3. A human concept of God’s love leading to sentimentalism and me-centeredness

2. Neglect by pastors and authors to emphasize the importance of theology and the avoidance of teaching on so-called controversial issues

1. A reluctance to allow God to be totally sovereign


Written by keywoodblog

February 4, 2011 at 8:02 pm

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