Free Will and Seeing the Light

“Light does not fail because men have blinded themselves; it remains, with its own properties, while the blinded are plunged in darkness through their own fault…

Therefore, all who revolt from the Father’s light, and who transgress the law of liberty, have removed themselves through their own fault, since they were created free and self-determining.”

(St. Irenaeus of Lyons in The Faith: Understanding Orthodox Christianity by Clark Carlton, p 86)