How extensive were the effects of Adam’s fall? Was his will crippled, so that he required the assistance of God’s grace to overcome his wicked tendencies in order to be saved? Or was he plunged into spiritual bondage, unable to willingly obey God and totally depend on divine grace for any hope of salvation? And are the answers to these questions simply minor points for theologians to wrangle over, or are they central to our Christian life?
In Ligonier Ministries' 1999 Detroit conference, "Willing to Believe," R.C. Sproul discusses the controversy over free will. By examining the debate through history and searching the Scriptures for answers, Dr. Sproul will help us see the depth of our need and the extent of God’s provision.