This nonsense amounts to a lie.The Bible does.
Very simple. Find the word "free-will" in the Bible. You just need a single clear instance of that exact word.
This isn't just poor thinking, this isn't just a fallacy of logic. It is an intentional, purposeful dodge of the plain reading of scripture.
The bible never uses the word gravity. Do you deny its existence as well?
There was no bluster! I simply and directly quoted three different passages of scripture which specifically and explicitly talk about OUR choosing between two alternatives and the consequences thereof.So far, you have provided none. Bluster doesn't count.
Not only that but the passages are the words of God Himself talking with mankind and telling him outright that not only has He given us a choice but that it matters which choice that WE make. He doesn't say that He's predestined our "choice" (as if such a statement isn't a contradiction), He tells us to choose, which means that we can do precisely that which means we have a free will because having the ability to choose between alternatives is all that the term "free will" means.
Hogwash!Yep, that's definitely Greek philosophy.
Words mean things Hiltrot. Just because the Greeks employed a concept doesn't mean they invented it. Nor does merely finding a concept in Greek philosophy render it false.
Defining terms is a valuable thing to do in any debate but don't make the mistake of thinking that this is "my definition" or that definitions can validly be considered matters of opinion. Words mean things and if someone is going around changing, adjusting, twisting or otherwise altering the definition of commonly understood words, they're are being dishonest.At least you gave a definition.
"The ability to exercise an act of making a choice or decision." Replaced volition with the common English.
Why should anyone care what you think?I don't think humans always have that ability and when they do have that ability, it is very limited.
Make an argument or keep your personal opinions in your pocket.
Most Calvinists do precisely what I just mentioned a moment ago. They intentionally alter the definition of any term they need to alter in order to conform the language to their doctrine. It was dishonest when Luther and Calvin did it and it remains dishonest today.The person I was responding to did not say there was no difference between a "will" and "free-will". In fact most Calvinists I have read have specifically distinguished between the two. Martin Luther also distinguished between the two.
Playing with the definition of terms is how cults are formed. It has the effect of rendering any doctrinal claim unfalsifiable (i.e. irrational).
Words that means something different in Calvinism than they mean in ANY OTHER CONTEXT...
and many many more.
In fact, very nearly every term you can think of that has any religious connotation to it has an alternative meaning within Calvinism.