The unsaved can indeed do good deeds, but these works are not done to God's glory, hence are "filthy rags" in His sight. They would not indicate that they may be God's elect.
I would go so far as to say that since they do not acknowledge God in their good works, these works further condemn the unbeliever.
There is free choice, but not free will. Our "will" will dictate our choices. Our wills are in bondage, either to God or to Satan. There is no middle or neutral ground.
Last edited by MMasztal; 12-25-2009 at 09:54 AM.
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