Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Book of the month: Willing to Believe by R.C. Sproul
This book defines the doctrines of man's total depravity and Gods effectual grace. The controversy of man's free-will and Gods sovereignty dates back to the 5th century and continues til this day. What did Jesus mean, in John3:3-8, when He said 'Unless one is born again, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. . .'? Does anyone cause his/her own birth? What is the 'free-will' of man? Is man able to choose God on his own? R.C. Sproul elaborates on the historical controversies between the early church fathers/theologians. 'You will see how this debate colors our view of our humanity and shapes our understanding of God's character.'