Many free willers love to quote Deuteronomy 30 to support free will. Even translations introduce this section with an subheading that includes the word "choice" or "offer". There is a problem with pulling this section out of the context of the rest of Deuteronomy. The hint that there's more to this than meets the eye, as someone else pointed out, is the part about I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you. Imagine saying this to your child, "This choice is really simple that even a child your age can understand it. I have set before you two simple choices. Waffles, or go hungry. So I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you that I have offered you the opportunity to eat waffles or to go hungry. So choose waffles." This bizarre mixture of accusation and choice is easy to understand if you just go back two chapters and start reading from there. Here's the Deuteronomy for dummies version: I'm offering you (not just you, but you and all those who will come in the future) two choices: 1. Choose X and be blessed 2. Choose Y and be cursed Guess what? You're going to choose Y. You will be cursed. I will not only curse you but scatter you across the nations. I'm going to do this to hammer it into your skulls that you can't do any good without me. When that lesson starts to sink in, and you come crawling back to me admitting that you can do no good without me, then... "The LORD your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live." The reason you can't choose Y and life is because I haven't yet opened your minds, eyes and ears. But when you come crawling back, I will THEN circumcize your hearts and ENABLE you to love me like I have commanded. Now...Deuteronomy 30... So let me sum this up. This choice is really simple, so don't come whining to me that you didn't understand it. You can understand it perfectly. That's not the problem. So I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have offered you a choice that's simple and easy to understand. In fact, I'm not only offering you life, I'm TELLING YOU to choose life. Now, when (as I told you earlier) you inevitably choose Y and get cursed, you'll have no excuses to fall back on.