What about Free Will? Reconciling Our Choices with God's Sovereignty
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Author: Scott Christensen
Recommendation by Pastor MacArthur:
"A clear, intelligent, immensely helpful overview of one of the most confusing conundrums in all of theology. . . . Scott Christensen doesn't sidestep the hard questions. The answers he gives are thoughtful, biblical, satisfying, and refreshingly coherent. Lay readers and seasoned theologians alike will treasure this work." --John F. MacArthur, Grace Community Church
Christensen explains two views that acknowledge God's sovereignty and its relation to human responsibility: compatibilism and libertarianism. Providing cogent, biblical answers, Christensen argues for compatibilism and shows how it makes sense of evil, suffering, prayer, evangelism, and sanctification. You will gain a deeper understanding of both arguments, as well as a greater appreciation for the significant role that choices play in God's work.
"Careful in description and argument . . . eminently readable. . . . Most important of all, this book breathes a spirit of wonder and gratitude before the face of a God who is not only all-powerful but good." --Michael Horton, Westminster Seminary California
"Many think that free will is the silver-bullet answer to some of theology's most difficult questions. But do we have a free will? Short answer: it depends on what you mean by 'free.' Long answer: read this book." --Andrew Naselli, Bethlehem College and Seminary