Free Will

Free will means you have a choice.

No free will means you do as you’re ordered.

Free will means you love because you choose to – because you see something beautiful in someone or something.

No free will means your thoughts are decided for you and you are nothing more than a puppet being controlled by strings.

Free will means you can think, feel and make decisions.

No free will means every thing and every thought is decided for you.

Free will allows you to grow in the direction you choose to; you become a unique individual.

No free will means you’re nothing more than a robot, a slave, a pre-programmed entity.

God gave us freewill. We have the ability and freedom to choose to love him and others.

When someone is forced to follow someone or something; that isn’t love at all and means nothing.

Free will is not without consequences.

Some will choose to do things that are evil and will hurt others.

Love is the only perfect choice. If all would choose love, this world would still be the paradise God made it to be.

Choose your path wisely.

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  1. i am not sure Calvin even would agree with much of what modern “Calvinism” touts in his name. The idea that Father would arbitrarily choose some to go to Heaven and some to go to hell seems very calloused and unlike the Uncreated One; “Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?”
    Knowing does not equal causing; just because God knew Judas would betray Jesus does not make God responsible as though Judas had no choice.
    ❤️&🙏, c.a.

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    1. I agree. When people try to portray God as a meanie and unfair, I remember Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey and he cried out “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.” That doesn’t sound like someone who’s forcing his will on us. He let’s us choose between doing good or evil. If we make bad choices we can only blame ourselves.

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      1. Oops. I think I was blending two different stories. As he approached Jerusalem, he did weep over it, (Luke 19: 41) but I don’t think that’s when he said the above quote. That’s what I get for relying on my memory!

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  2. We often hear, “How can a loving God allow such suffering?” – or something along those lines. I’ve always thought – because God gave us free will. Of course, the suffering is painful, can even seem unbearable. Acceptance – hard at first, better with time, and then trying to make something good come out of it seems more healing to me rather than questioning God.

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    1. What I’ve found in recent years when I’ve gone through hard times is that I can see God working. He’s busy arranging little miracles to make the big events I’m going through more bearable. It’s like he’s there holding my hand and saying “I’m with you.” Isn’t our God awesome?

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