The Most Believed Lie

There are many lies being told about our Lord that are, to the damnation of men’s soul, believed by most.
There is, however, one big lie that is more unanimously believed then all the others.

It is a universally accepted fact that man has a free will. Men pride themselves in believing that they are able to override the power of God with this all powerful “free will”. This lie claims that in the final analysis man decides the destiny of his own soul, and that God has made himself subject to this irresistible force.

If by “free will” man believes that he is free, when given two or more options,
to choose the one he wants, that is without dispute. As a matter of fact, that
is always the case. We could even go so far as to say that it is impossible to
select an option that is not your preference. When given an opportunity to
select from among two or more possibilities we always choose the one for which
we have the greatest inclination or desire. ALWAYS! Man’s will is not free.
It is subject to, yes in bondage to, his natural inclinations.

Therein lies the problem. It is not in man’s fallen, sinful nature to desire salvation God’s way.

John 5:40
“And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.”

In choosing what he wants he always chooses against the light.

John 3:19
“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.”

It is impossible for man to force his choice against his own will. He is in desperate need of a new nature; one that is born from above. One that has as its only inclination a desire for coming to the Christ of scripture.

John 3:7
“…Ye must be born again”.

Some will attempt to honor God by agreeing that He must give us a new heart, only to dethrone Him by saying that you must be willing to let Him.

John 6:44
“No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him”.

You say, but doesn’t the Bible say ‘whosoever will’…? Yes. But the problem
is not with the whosoever, it is with the will.

Greg Elmquist

One Comment on “The Most Believed Lie

  1. It doesn’t surprise me, yet it never ceases to amaze me why some fight the doctrine of total depravity. The bible says over and over and over that only a remnant (a few) will be saved, that the path of truth is narrow and few will find it. Still, it amazes me that so many fight what the scriptures absolutely and irrefutably teach about our inability to choose God, the true and living God as opposed to the false god that so many apostate churches and false teachers uphold, the god that they chose though they try and mask this falsehood under the premise of God’s scriptures.

    The bible is crystal clear in two key areas that are foundational to understanding the issue of depravity: 1) No where in the bible is the concept that we naturally seek God, and 2) The bible says there isn’t a single contribution we can make to our salvation that is acceptable to God (aka. “works”). The bible also says that salvation is only accomplished by grace through faith, both of which are gifts from God…entirely and exclusively. The bible also teaches that faith is not given to all. a major sticking point with some but still is what the bible teaches as truth.

    Simply, the work of salvation is of the Lord – totally, exclusively, and wonderfully…and there’s not a single aspect of it of which we can boast.

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