Tragically, one of the reasons the Evangelical Church is not attractive to unbelievers is because it consistently prioritizes those unbelievers over the saints.
Every knee will bow to King Jesus. All men will either bow willingly by grace, or forcibly when he who rules the world with an iron scepter breaks the knee caps of all his enemies. Christ is not merely the Lord of our sweet little hearts, he is Lord of ALL.
“I’m not sure whether my three little girls are regenerate. Regardless of whether or not they are regenerate, I will raise them as ‘pre-Christians,’ not pagan enemies of God. Even as a Baptist, I fully believe that when it comes to the salvation of my children, the question is merely a matter of WHEN God will choose to save them, …
God has blessed (and will continue to bless) Christian mothers.
Is Jacob simply biased because of his own personal experience? Did Jacob make it his mission in life to go around cheating older sons out of their blessing? Why did Jacob give the greater blessing to Joseph’s younger son, at the expense of Joseph’s older son?
Man’s will is free in a sense, but not completely free. No one has “autonomous” freedom but God. If man is autonomously free, then God would be bound by the will of man.