Eve was the first to "exercise her free will" and it was in defiance and open rebellion against her Creator. Adam quickly followed suit, but in a more blatant manner because the serpent had beguiled and deceived Eve, but Adam was not deceived knowing exactly what he was doing and the consequences of his actions (1 Tim. 2:14). Their first born, Cain, continued the trend and in open rebellion tried to manipulate God into accepting his "offering" which was contrary to the command given him. Although the words "free will" were not used by any of these people, their actions were screaming it at the top of their voice. Adam, Eve, Cain, and all the rest of humanity demand that God acknowledge man's "free will" but what did Christ Jesus do?
How many times did He say "Not My will, Thine be done," always yielding to His Father's will? Never even a hint of "I have a free will" came from His mouth, but today's 'enlightened' souls would de-throne the Almighty for their precious and cherished "free will." How does it (how can it) glorify God for a man to have a will that is "free" from all restraint, free from the commandments of the Holy and Righteous God, that determines one's own course in life irregardless of all the Scriptures that speak otherwise? If a man is free to do as he wishes then the claims of God and His Law become null and void, meaningless and therefore there is no need for forgiveness, for there was no law broken; no need of cleansing, for there was no sin committed. With no law broken and no sin committed what need is there of a Savior? Now we are seeing the bottom line of this whole "destructive heresy" brought into the church by false brethren via stealth---2 Peter 2:1-3. The whole notion that "I can do as I please"---"accept" Christ or not---is very appealing because it lets man off the hook for his sins for there is no final judgment. It's so deceptive because it's draw is not cleansing from sins, but a better and happier life now, the kicker being that you can take it or leave it with no eternal consequences---ever. Recently added to the nonsense is that a man has the option to discard the "salvation" he thinks he gained because he "accepted Christ" if for no other reason that he "wants to." What glory does any of this bring to Christ? None of it, and that's the whole point of insisting that man has a "free will;" it's just another cheap (but currently effective) method to deny Christ and His Father the glory due their name and replacing Him with themselves. In the end, He will not be denied the glory due His Name. The deceivers will get their just deserts. May it please the Lord to deliver His elect from this lie.
"Afresh, precious, precious Jesus, I resign this body to You, for doing or suffering, for living or dying. Will You accept it? Will You use me for Your glory more than heretofore, that You may have some little return for all the benefits You have done to me? Oh, do grant this request; my heart longs for it, my spirit pleads for it; and "if You will, You can." You know the hot temptation of which I am the subject. Bring Your glory out of it, and keep me from the evil, and it shall be well." - Ruth Bryan