“Proactive people recognize that they are ‘response-able.’ They don't blame genetics, circumstances, conditions, or conditioning for their behavior. They know they choose their behavior." (Dr. Stephen R. Covey, Non-Christian Millionaire Life Coach Guru) “When you are ‘response able’ you are able to choose your response.” (Nathan S. Collier, Non-Christian Millionaire Real Estate/Life Coach Guru and Philanthropist) "It is not merely a command that implies response-ability and denies the concept of total inability......... It's RESPONSIBILITY that implies the ABILITY to RESPOND." (Skandelon, hard-working Texas Baptist Arminian with Pelagian overtones) Try as I might to find the term, ‘response-able’ or any of its other root forms, such as ‘responsible’ or ‘responsibility’ in the Bible I was un-able to do so. (I used Strong’s Concordance.) However, I was able to find 'response-able' in treatises written by many New Age Gurus of the secular world. A few I have posted above. I then used the online Free Dictionary as a source to help broaden my word search. The first definition of ‘responsible’ was quite telling: “Liable to be required to give account, as of one's actions or of the discharge of a duty or trust.” With this definition I was able to find corroborating Scripture: “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.” Jesus and Scripture warns that all men shall one day give an account of their lives to God. Even the most innocuous words spoken will be judged. By including the fact of idle words being judged, Jesus is warning that no man will escape condemnation by attempting to show himself ‘good enough’ to enter the Kingdom of God…..for all men have spoken idle words. Thus, man’s human ability to give a good and perfect account of himself in the Day of Judgment is nil. “And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one,that is, God.” ABILITY: “The quality of being able to do something.” (Free Dictionary) ABLE: “Having sufficient power or resources to accomplish something.” (Free Dictionary) Now let us look at what the Bible says about man’s human power/ability to respond in a manner favorable to God’s command to “repent ye and believe the Gospel.” “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see --- he is not able to see, discern, perceive, understand, he has not the power to see, discern, perceive, understand --- the kingdom of God. 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter --- has not the ability to enter, has not the power to enter --- into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Man is born in the flesh. He must be reborn in the Spirit before he can repent and believe the Gospel. It is impossible to repent and believe that which you by nature cannot believe nor wish to believe and repent. "So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God." CONCLUSION: Man is accountable to God. Yet he is unable/powerless to please God in the flesh. Thus, man is accountable, though by nature, not willing or able. It is only when regenerated that man is willing and able to see, discern, perceive, and understand the beauty of Christ, the Gospel, and the hideousness of his sin.