Through this denial of the free will manifold cause is given to the malevolent to lay all their sins and evil deeds on God, saying, “That I practice harlotry and adultery is the will of God.

What God wills must take place. Yes, who can counter his will?

Were it not his will, then I would not sin. If it is his will, then I will stop sinning.”

Not to mention that by this erroneous opinion many people are misled into laziness and great despair, so as to think that since I cannot will or do anything good, and since all things happen out of necessity, I will thus remain therein. If God wants to have me, then he will freely draw me.

Balthasar Hubmaier, Balthasar Hubmaier: Theologian of Anabaptism, ed. John H. Yoder and H. Wayne Pipkin, vol. 5, Classics of the Radical Reformation (Scottdale, PA; Waterloo, ON: Herald Press, 1989), 447.