"Some might interpret ˜It is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God Who shows mercy" (Rom.9:16), in this sense, that salvation comes from both, that is, both from the human will and from the mercy of God. In that case, we must understand the saying, "It is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God Who shows mercy," as if it meant that the human will alone is not sufficient, unless the mercy of God goes with it. But then it would follow that the mercy of God alone is not sufficient, unless the human will goes with it!
Reformation Theology Blog
by Roger Smalling
The following numbered items are common assumptions made by synergists in rejecting the bondage of the will and God's sovereign grace in salvation.
Fallacy #1. God would not command us to do what we cannot do.
God gave the Law to Moses, The Ten Commandments, to reveal what man cannot do, not what he can do.