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Bible verses which clearly indicate free will

I've come across Calvinists who have ridiculed man's free will and even related it to idolatry- in their twisted logic they think that man takes credit for their salvation if free will is true. What does the Bible have to say about free will?

Joshua 24:15 (NLT): "But if you refuse to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.”
Doesn't God Himself directly give the choice to the Israelites between life and death (obeying or disobeying God)? The next verse destroys the objection to the role of man's free will in salvation. Salvation has 2 parts. God woos us with His love by His grace (like a man pursuing a woman to be his bride), however, it's our choice whether to accept or reject this proposal. Acceptance of this proposal is by putting our faith in His Son Jesus…