If we are chosen before the foundation of the world, how can we have a genuine choice? Is the great story programmed from the beginning, and we are merely puppets?
The truth lies in both extremes. God’s grace is sovereign and all-powerful and at the same time each one of us has a genuine choice as to whether we play our part. This is sometimes known as God’s concurrent action in providence. The essence of genuine covenant love is that it is free and un-coerced.
I gave a talk on this at the Christian Medical Fellowship February 2019 student conference. You can listen to it below:
You can also download the handout here: