Friday, April 17, 2015

Free will means that an unregenerate man can choose to do good

ERIC February 13, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Get a grip. Free will is compatible with Sovereignty, with monergism. ….

So, in monergism, an unregenerate man can use his free will to choose to do good before he is justified?

Because that’s what free will means to us. Men have the freedom to choose to do good even before they are justified and elected to grace.

According to you, Scripture details that Abraham was justified by God in Gen 15:6. That means that Abraham was unregenerate when God first spoke to him in Gen 12. Yet, Scripture says that Abraham did something very good while he was yet unregenerate:

Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. 9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

That doesn’t seem consistent with monergism, since you all have agreed that a man can do nothing good before he is justified and is regenerated by the grace of God.

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