Skip to comments.There IS a God : World's Foremost Former Atheist, Antony Flew Writes a Book Explaining His Reasons.
Posted on 09/07/2007 12:53:40 PM PDT by SirLinksalot
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“totally unaccountable for free will”
In my belief system man has a “free will.” However, his free will has been so corrupted by Adam’s fall, that left on his own, he will never chose to believe in the God of the Bible and Jesus Christ, God incarnate. In other words, man’s free will is so corrupted as to no longer be free will....he will only and instinctly not believe or believe anything other than the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Thus, it takes a supernaturnal work of the Holy Spirit to correct that corruption by making the person aware of his dreadfully lost status and his desparate need of a savior (this is what being born again really means - regeneration - the dead being made alive) He will be compeled to shun his own righteousness and seeking to win heaven by doing “good” or “refraining” from “bad.” He will realize that it is Christ and Christ Jesus alone that can save him by what He (Christ) did. The man will irressistibly be drawn to the only source of salvation and further given the ability to believe, savingly, in it.
That means he may have gone from being an Atheist to an Agnostic. The Atheist says "There is no God in his heart", the Agnostic says "I do not know if there is a God".
I pray that the Lord may knock upon the door of Anthony Flews heart, and if he has been knocking that he knock all the more and drawn to Christ by the Heavenly Father.
There Is a God:
How the World's
Most Notorious Atheist
Changed His Mind
by Antony Flew
and Roy Abraham Varghese
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