The Bondage of the Will

Is the human will free? The answer to that question deserves a book-length treatment, and many books have been written on the topic. Three of the best are Martin Luther’s The Bondage of the Will, Jonathan Edwards’ Freedom of the Will, and more recently, Scott Christensen’s What About Free Will? Reconciling Our Choices with God’s Sovereignty.

A couple of weeks ago I preached a sermon on Ephesians 2:1–6 where I tried to define the meaning of free will and how the will relates to our nature, desires, and the biblical definition of grace. You can find that sermon here. I delivered this message on September 10th. It is from the Ephesians series and is titled “The Bondage of the Will” in honor of Luther’s important book. I hope it stimulates your thinking.

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