Did we entered in a contract before we came to this world? Does God assing each of us a specific mission? Does free will extend to this matter?
If he asses me I will kick him in the groin !!
and we never did ". . 'entered' in a contract . . " of any kind, we might have 'entered into a contract'
Very disappointing levels of English in religious fly-by spammers these days !
At times I feel as if I've been assed. Others? Not so much. I hope, if he exists, he's not an asser. Although, it could be argued that he is, when viewing what believers think he wants.
He sure has! But being a bit of a dick he has given some people the very important job of being assholes
Of course, the answer is very clear! Before the "Good" Lord Jesus created us (Isaiah 44:24; Hebrews 1:10; John 1:3, 10; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 2:10; Revelation 4:11), we didn't entered into any agreement or covenant with Him. We didn't even asked Him to create us, since we were non- existent yet those days. Yet, He has given the humankind free will to choose between obeying Him and not obeying Him. Either way, there will be corresponding consequences or outcomes for our choice.
We can only exercise the free will Christ Jesus has given us, to a certain extent. The free will Jesus has given us has its limits or bounds as well. For instance, the Lord Jesus allowed Adolf Hitler- the chancellor or Prime Minister of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945 to govern Germany, though Hitler was terribly wicked. The Lord Jesus even allowed Hitler to exercise his freewill of murdering 6 million Jews and 3 million non- Jews during His reign. But again, let me remind you that the free will Christ has granted each and every person or individual is only up to a certain extent. In the long run, it would still be the Lord Jesus who will determine the over- all unfolding of events. Why won't He? He is God, after all!!! Can you really dictate on God what He is supposed to do?
Being our God, it is Christ's prerogative or exclusive right to determine to what extent we can all exercise our free will. Can you just imagine how far worse it would have been had the "Good" Lord Jesus Christ allowed Hitler to exercise his free will (consummately or completely) of executing or slaughtering all Jews globally, during his time? Who are we to dictate upon God (i.e., Christ Jesus) what He is supposed to do, and what He is not supposed to? As the Apostle Paul had to say in I Corinthians 2:16A, "Who has known the mind of the Lord Jesus that he may instruct Him?"
Since all Adam- derived humankind were made sinners "in" Adam (Romans 5:12), Jesus took the initiative as God or Godkind to take human form or Manhood upon Himself, so that by the shed blood of His humanity, we may be pardoned or forgiven from our sins (Hebrews 9:22) against the Godkind or the Trinity. Since Jesus created us, inherited us from God the Father, and ransomed- redeemed- saved us from all sins, the Apostle Paul (a faithful servant of Christ) had to inform us in II Corinthians 5:15 that "Christ died for us so that we who live should not henceforth live unto ourselves, but for Christ who died for us and rose again." (You may also read http://allforjesus.hubpages.com/hub/Jes … all-things )
And so, the answer is Yes! Christ has given all His followers a common mission or charge or assignment of living for Him, since He died for us, paying the ransom or redemption price for our Salvation or Deliverance from sin. And since we all have a common mission of living for Christ, according to the specific talents and ministries or services as well as missions He had bestowed or provided upon us, we are to serve Him in that capacity.
Therefore, even in obedience to Jesus, we can exercise our free will because obedience to Jesus is the pleasure or delight of His real or true adherents and servants.
Clear as mud, unusually long crock of total tripe though.
You stayed awake through that?
I got to about 2 words in and was fast asleep!
there is God's perfect will and His permissive will.
God has a plan for each person who comes to Him.
Many have realized that plan while others have fallen short.
Will we be a preacher, missionary, evangelist, elder or whatever?
We do not know initially, but if we stay pliable and obey we can be sure God has great things in store we never imagined.
I think yes that we each have a "mission" assigned to us before we go into the battlefield(the world). But it is our choice wheather or not we want to take up this mission for our God. Wheather it be behind enemy lines at the workplace or as the medic at the church.
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