Free Will Archive

Does God Determine My Actions?

Hank addresses an atheist who asks: If God determines my choices, does that mean my rejection of God and subsequent punishment in hell is God’s will?

What Does Calvinism really teach?

Hank addresses the question: does Calvinism teach that we are predestined to Heaven or Hell no matter what we do?

How could Pharoah be morally responsible if God hardened his heart?

The apostle Paul explicitly states that God hardened Pharaoh’s heart (Romans 9:17–18). That, of course, begs the question: If God determined to harden Pharaoh’s heart, then how is God just in holding Pharaoh morally responsible for his sins? First, though God promised Moses that he would harden Pharaoh’s heart (Exodus 4:21; 7:3), the Exodus account […]

Does God know the future?

A significant contingency in Christianity— open theists— are currently communicating that God does not have perfect knowledge of the future. How do we respond to this crisis within Christianity? First, the Bible from beginning to end demonstrates the omniscience of God. In the words of Isaiah, God knows “the end from the beginning” (Isaiah 46:10). […]

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