One of those funny questions that just won’t go away…
Maybe the real question is, would we recognize free will if we saw it? What we call “free will” here and now is actually a broken version of real freedom.
Dispensationalism tends to refer to the classic Christian teaching as “replacement theology.” That’s unfortunate, because it altogether misrepresents what Christians have historically taught about Israel and the Church.
“I know with certainty that I believe in God and believe in Christ, but how does one learn to Love Him?”
Let’s assume that Jesus was God, as the Nicean Council determined. What purpose would Jesus’ death serve?
Originally, askesis just meant athletic training: “Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin that so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race set before us.”