Grace, Sin, and Will: The Structure of the Debate

Tuesday, 03 Jan 2012

The debate is as old as Christianity itself: what is the relationship between the fallen state of humanity in sin and the work of divine grace, or between God's initiative and human willing in salvation? Identifying the historical theological structure of this complicated debate will bring clarity and precision to our own reflections on the Bible and our discussions about its faithful interpretation. With this purpose in mind, this article will "unpack" the chart "Grace, Sin, and Will" found on page 16. We begin with an introduction to the basic framework of the debate as ...

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