This great question of predestination and free will, of free moral agency and accountability, and being saved by the grace of God, and damned for the glory of God, have occupied the mind of what we call the civilized world for many centuries.
Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
There is no common sense in going to the field to fight and leaving a man at home to undo all that you accomplish.
There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven.
Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science.