Feb 28, 2017 Edition

Does the Doctrine of Divine Decrees Eliminate Human Will?

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A Broadcast with John MacArthur

Reformed theology teaches that God has ordained whatsoever comes to pass. Critics of Reformed theology argue that this entails a fatalistic worldview in which only God's will truly exists. They claim that if God decreed or willed the acts of our will, then our will is not real. Today, John MacArthur explains why the biblical doctrine of the divine decrees does not eliminate the reality of the human will and does not entail a fatalistic worldview.

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R.C. & Lee

R.C. Sproul

R.C. Sproul is known for his ability to winsomely and clearly communicate deep, practical truths from God’s Word. He is founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, chancellor of the Reformation Bible College and co-pastor at Saint Andrew’s Chapel.

Lee Webb

Lee Webb is known for his tenured career in television journalism. He is now the vice president of broadcasting for Ligonier Ministries and host of Renewing Your Mind with R.C. Sproul. He is also an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church in America.


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