The book is The Potter’s Freedom by James White. It was published in 2000 by Calvary Press. I read the 2009 paperback edition. I read it in June of 2022.
I read this because I am a fan of James White. I first read his book The Sovereign Grace of God in 2008 when I lived in Albuquerque and that book convinced me to be Calvinist. I’ve read several of his other books about scripture and mormonism. This is one of his staples so I had to read it.
It’s interesting that this book is a rebuttal to Norman Geisler’s book Chosen But Free. I haven’t read that one. I was debating over whether or not I should read that one first, but I really didn’t want to waste my time. White quotes Geisler’s book extensively in context and speaks against it. Maybe if I was in my rage cage stage of becoming a Calvinist I would be all over it, but I’m over it.
My hair was already blown back with The Sovereign Grace of God. Now that I’m a full blown Calvinist, The Potter’s Freedom was full of things I mostly already know. But it never hurts to reup on some of the points. It’s a good reminder that God is sovereign and his grace is undeniable. His salvation is effective. He’s powerful and free to enact his will on his creation.
I learned that free will people will do mental gymnastics to bend God down into a super man. In an attempt to get God off the hook for “evil” they end up delimiting him to a hopeful participant of our salvation. That’s borderline blasphemy.
I’d recommend this to Armenian Christians, that is, free will, synergistic Christians who think that God has done all he can do on the cross and the final effective step of salvation lies with us. That’s ridiculous and unbiblical thinking. The Potter’s Freedom can cure that.