HP: I am not picking on BR here, but rather am using his comments because he is such a prolific writer his comments are easy to find. BR claims that sinful man has a fallen nature that is "clammering to do evil” and that this fallen nature, i.e., original sin, eliminates free will, and implies that man in his sinful state is only able to sin and that continually. Sinful man has no choice in the sin, (for sinful man lacks the ability of choice) for again it is necessitated by his sinful nature. He sees only pure angels, Satan before the fall, and Adam in his created state as having a free will and actually being able to make a choice. BR suggests that choice (free will) is granted by Christ to man as part and parcel to hearing the gospel message. To start off this thread, I will ask but one simple question to establish a point. Am I right in assuming that no one with a sinful nature i.e., original sin, has a free will as BR suggests?