Im wondering how, in this theology, you would avoid the conclusion that individuals are responsible for their sin (only God is) or the call for each to repent as Jesus taught
Of course individuals are responsible for their sins and repentance is required. Why? Because scripture plainly states such. If you're having a hard time reconciling God's sovereignty with human free will, then welcome to the club. Scripture plainly teaches both. Any difficulties we may have are due to the difference between our feeble minds and God's infinite mind.
posted on 03/13/2011 3:56:35 PM PDT
To: armydoc; johngrace
The individual free will choice to respond to God’s grace and love by repenting and taking responsibility for our sins would reconcile it for me. And be according to what scripture plainly states as you note.
Having no choice, or the choice predetermined as I believe you are arguing, is what I have a hard time reconciling, theologically. Without choice, I can’t see how there can be responsibility.
Thanks very much for your courteous reply.
posted on 03/13/2011 4:19:16 PM PDT
(Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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