Man is not a Free Agent

The absolute and universal supremacy of God is affirmed with equal plainness and positiveness in the New Testament.  There we are told that God “worketh all things after the counsel of His own will” (Ephesians 1:11) – the Greek word for “worketh” means “to work effectually.”  For this reason, we read, “For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever, Amen.” (Romans 11:36).  Men may boast that they are free agents, with a will of their own, and are at liberty to do as they please, but Scripture says to those who boast “we will go into such a city and continue there a year, and buy and sell… Ye ought to say, If the Lord will” (James 4:13, 15)

Pink, Arthur W.; The Attributes of God; Kindle Edition; page 29

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