This was on my mind since the subject of free will came up a lot in church today. First, it came up in Sunday School, with a member saying we all have the right to choose salvation. Then, the pastor preached a great evangelistic sermon, but did for a while talk about all of us choosing God or not. I think a lot of the belief of Southern Baptists about free will come not from the Bible, but as a hangover from Existential philosophy by which our teachers and professors were influenced. Many of us did not, and do not, know what it is, but it infected our instruction, and thus our thinking.