“The whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.”
Once the devils entered the swine it would be impossible to distinguish them from the swine. The reason being, and the truth of the matter is, the swine and the devils are now one. The will and desire of the swine, the Lord now giving them leave to act upon the same, (they supposed their will now to be free), was to flee from the presence of Christ and feast upon the mountain of their own self-righteousness.
However, being blind and violent in their own pursuits, having no sense of direction, they ended up perishing in the waters of condemnation which is the just desert for all who are not found in Christ Jesus and who trust in their own righteousness. The truth is, their will was not free at all but rather bound by their own foolish nature and desires.
Oh how natural man loves and adores his “free-will!”
Oh how natural man hates and is violent against the Lord Jesus Christ and His sovereign grace!
Free-willers put their fingers in their ears and scream “we will not have this man rule over us!”
They call those whom the Lord has clothed and given life, heretics.
These representatives of self-righteous, free-will religionists (the devil possessed swine) would rather die therein than be in the presence of Christ and be clothed with His righteousness, (freewillism and self-righteousness are one and the same).
This is how we all are from birth until death, unless the Lord in sovereign grace and mercy comes where we are to clothe us with His righteousness and dwell in us giving us Spiritual life and sanity.
Arminianism is insanity and certain death to all who embrace it. All those who cling to their will and righteousness will not come to Christ that they might have life - “And ye will not come to Me, that ye might have life” (John 5:40).
The whole herd of free - will preachers and all their disciples will come to the same end as portrayed by the swine. “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” (Revelation 20:10)
By T. Robbins