The first thing in this chapter that I felt Plantinga emphasized was that sin has become a habit in all men. I think it is more than that. Plantinga also mentioned “near-compulsion”, I think, rather it should be just compulsion. There is nothing near about it, we are drawn right in sin when we are conceived, as Plantinga pointed out, we are “ ‘concieved and born in sin’ ”.
Plantinga says that sin interferes with “the way God wants things to be.” I disagree with plantinga on this. I believe in predestination; I believe that everything is as God wants it to be. Everything now is as it should be according to God’s plan, and there is nothing that can interfere with it, not sin, not even the devil. All things now work to aid the church, and bring about the glorious return of Christ, which will signal the end of this world, and the creation of the new world. We all know that the Anti-Christ is to come before our actual Savior. This means that we will see an increasing wickedness and sin in this world until only a small remnant of God’s children remain. Persecution will be at its worst, according to the God’s eternal plan, when our Savior will descend from heaven as a thief in the night, to save His children.
Once again, Plantinga brings up common grace. I still completely disagree with the doctrine of common grace because there are so many proofs in the Bible that speak against it. Romans 8:6-8 says, "For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: For it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God." If this verse is not enough go to Psalm 4:3, “ They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: There is none that doeth good no not one.” Another thing that must be remembered is that we ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, and that that day all humanity became totally dead in sin.