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Book By Author:  Justas Iam

99% Grace?  How Free is Man's Will?
 99% Grace? How Free is Man's Will?
 Religious / Adults

What is the first step that leads to salvation?

Is it the choice of man's free will or of God's sovereign will?

99% Grace? offers fresh answers to these two doctrinally incompatible views.

All Christians should desire the true answer, because only one answer can give all glory to God.

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Prepare for a religious theology heavy hitter about free will.


Prepare for a religious theology heavy hitter about free will. The theme in 99% Grace? How Free is Man’s Will? is answering the questions of whether God has pre-determined who will be saved or if man has the free will to choose salvation or not? This is a thoughtfully written and well researched book. The author, Justas Iam, discusses Calvinism and Arminianism throughout. These are huge topics of conversation in many churches and a hot debate has been going on for hundreds of years. There are two opposing beliefs about salvation. I learned that Calvinism is, in my very simple terms, man’s predestination by God and therefore the main question in the book is if man has free will. Arminianism is accepting God’s sovereignty but believing that man has a free will to choose salvation. In chapter eight, Justas Iam asks the question, “Is salvation by some combination work of God and man, or is it God’s sovereign work alone, accomplished according to His will and foreordained purpose alone?”

The book is serious food for thought and is not something you pick up and read all at once. Take time to read a chapter and reflect on your point of view. The author has a firm line of thought and you will have to find out which one he supports by reading it. In the final chapter, he summarizes his perspective of the scriptures and explains why he chose the title of the book. Reflecting on the content after I had finished made me question my assumptions and beliefs on the two opposing doctrines. I now have a richer knowledge about free will and grace from having read this and encourage readers to delve into some religious theology to broaden the mind.


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Author:  Justas Iam