Paul has a passionate concern; it is to shut the door on every attempt by man to assert his imagined privileges, his rights against God. He declares that there can be no independent realm of truth or of justice. Truth and justice, love, everything comes from God. And man cannot manufacture philosophical myths and declare them to be true. The idea of free will rests on Genesis 3:5, man as his own God and determiner, because free will is an absolute concept; not even God can be other than what God is.
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