What a debate there has been from the very beginning on this matter of free will, ever since Adam and Eve exercised a choice contrary to God's command that they not eat of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil! As it was demonstrated, the desire and demand for free will is the expression of the very essence of sin. In this section we address the false teaching that man has a free will, and can exercise it for good.
Jesus Christ demonstrated what true freedom is, what it does, what it cannot
do, and what it means to be fully committed to God: "Thy will, and not
mine, be done...." He,
Christ, is therefore the One to Whom all men are drawn, to learn in due time
that none can resist His will.
Are you in charge of your destiny or is God? Who forms your circumstances,
and what can you do about them? What is the outcome of the choices you make?
There is only one freedom given to men that is not an illusion, and its outcome
is life and peace.
Justin wonders aloud if man cannot have a small part to play in the outworking
of all things by the exercise of his will in certain choices. It is so hard
for mankind to accept the sovereignty of God! It is impossible. Salvation IS knowing
God rules over all. We close the door firmly on any notion that humanity has
its hand on the rudder.
In 1976, the Lord spoke to me saying, "I am hurting! I am hurting!" He
said people were believing lies, thinking they believed godly truth, and those
lies were killing them. He was hurting because they were hurting. The prominent
gospel preached in evangelical circles is an insidious one, a product of deceived
and ignorant men, naively serving Satan and his bride, Mystery. Herein, we
explicitly identify it for what it is.
What treasures of God are hidden in the sign of Jonah? Hear what this rather
obscure and short book, which of all Scripture was singled out by the Lord
Jesus Christ as the sign of His coming, has to tell us about the momentous
work God is doing today through the recounting of a singular and marvellous
episode in the life of the prophet Jonah and the city of Nineveh.