Free Will B.S.
By Gary Amirault
In 1940, C.S Lewis, a leading Evangelical voice for many decades wrote in The Problem of Pain:
“Finally, it is objected that the ultimate loss of a single soul means the defeat of omnipotence. And so it does. In creating beings with free will, omnipotence from the outset submits to the possibility of such defeat. What you call defeat, I call miracle: for to make things which are not Itself, and thus to become, in a sense, capable of being resisted by its own handiwork, is the most astonishing and unimaginable of all the feats we attribute to the Deity. I willingly believe that the damned are, in one sense, successful, rebels to the end; that the doors of hell are locked on the inside.” endquote.
What do I make of this? That God has tied His own Hands that they are too short to save any of His wayward children? What would a loving mother say? Would she call this astonishing? A miracle? No! I’m quite certain she would call this…