Bro. James wrote: Would you guys be so kind to xplain how it is that we do not have free will?? Seriously. I am not being crude. I want you who have made that statement to please kindly enlighten me sirs.
"Free will" means that we are able to exercise a will in whatever direction we please unhindered by outside influences. But can we deny our nature in the exercise of this will? And if not, is it so free?
Which is why some theologians prefer to distinguish the 2 concepts by stating that we have free agency, but not a free will.
If our will were truly free (including from sin) then we would not need light or grace, or indeed the Holy Spirit to bring us to Christ!