A State of Moral and Spiritual Bondage

To be dead in sin is to be in a state of moral and spiritual bondage.  By nature we are slaves to sin.  This does not mean that the fall has destroyed or eradicated the human will.  Fallen man still has all the faculties to make choices.  We still have a mind and a will.  The problem is not that we cannot make choices.  Natural men make choices all the time.  The problem is that, in our fallen condition, we make sinful choices.  We make these choices freely.  We sin precisely because we want to sin, and we are capable of choosing exactly what we want to choose.

Sproul, R.C.; Grace Unknown: The Heart of Reformed Theology; Baker Books; Grand Rapids, MI; copyright 1997; p. 130

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