God gave believers Free Will to choose morality. It is ours to choose according to His will, yes?
I agree,but unfortunate for us humans, our flesh is weak, this is why we have to continue in prayer, asking God to help us with the temptations of this life.Godspeed. creativeone59
On the first sentence I might say YES. But on the second sentence I think, for what I studied about God, it's not His will but humans were given the freedom to choose whether for good or bad. So, for example, if a man is having an affair with his neighbor's wife and they are having it deliberately, it's not God's will but it's the man's will.
God Wants You To Remove The Darkness Inside You; All The Hate In Your Heart; Will Leave You Blind.
He Gives You The Choice To Attempt Anything You Want; Though He Wants You To Be Like Him; Wants You To Be In His Imagine; He's A Eagle; Guarding Us With He's Wings; He Only Wants The Best For Us; Give Us Freedom And Happiness.
The Will Of God Is Hard To Find; Though It's Something You Enjoy; And Cannot Contradict The Bible.
I Believe Mine Is Helping People Though Words
We are made in the Image and Likeness of God. So He looks (image) the way we do (Jesus?). His Likeness may be more difficult to determine since we don't yet know everything. The Bible is here to guide us. Our will is our own to do with as we please. When we understand the Mind of the Divine Source we find that there are no issues in life to big to go through. The Divine Source is Love. All aspects of life must first come from a place of love. Once we finally 'get' this, we realize that the mind is becoming aware of its own infinite nature. God is infinite therefore we are also. The Book of the Word is not disputable.
So I believe you are all correct. The flesh is merely an objectified form taken up by atoms/energy. It is completely controllable by the direction of our mind which has a frequency, just like a radio or a tv or a cell phone or a carrot. Science has proven that love is the highest frequency and generates enough energy to power a small city, thousands of times greater than a negative thought or frequency. We discern the Will of God, the Divine Source, by tapping into our positive/love frequency.
Often we don't understand why people treat us badly. Most negative behaviours come from a place of fear. Most people have learned to fear something, rejection, shame, pain in some way, failure. We can often look to our own behaviour to find out why we attract those people into our lives. Change your perspective to one of positive love. Don't give any energy to politics, war, hate. You will find God in your heart more often than you realize. I find too often that 'religious' people are sad, morose, self sacrificing, pious, guilty, afraid. All they need is love. (smart man that John Lennon). The Law was not given to us to keep us down and control us but to lift us up and free us. The disciple asked Jesus which of the commandments was the greatest and he answered them - 'the greatest of these is Love'. Thank you for responding.
Free choice or free will happens when the provider of the choice will not punish the other for choosing one of these choices.
In other words God is not going to punish us when he gives us free choice. However, we will face all the natural consequences of our choice.
For example, God has provided us with fire and we have choices here. We could use it to cook food, keep us warm or keep wild animal away.
We could also use this to destroy ourselves with it. God gives us choice and though he will not punish but he allows its natural consequence to happen. These consequences many be desirable or catastrophic. It depends on our choices. What is the point of having a choice when we cannot have its natural consequence.
Yes, your are right, we have the right to choose.
Now about God 's Will. There is a lot of misconception about it.
Many believe that God's Will is the reason for their unanswered prayers. This is not true. This is too complex to be discussed here. If there is any hint, it has to do with the lack of faith in God's power.
Actually, the good news about God's Will is that your Will is his Will. If you have faith of a mustard seed, your Will will be his Will. However, just as many truths about God, many will discard as this as too good to believe.
If God Wills something it will definitely happen with or without our choice. There is simply no choice to choose.
The way I would say it is that "God gave everyone free will to choose what's right." Free will means we have the capacity of choice. We should choose according to God's will, but we have the option to refuse.
God do nor force us to serve Him,some do and some don't...some will and some won't,some can and some can't.That's the way it is.
There is no such thing as free will in Christianity, it is limited to that initial choice to serve the biblical god and subject yourself to his will. Once you choose to serve him your will is no longer yours but his, you live to fulfill his will entirely. Mark 12:30 "and you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength."
The fictional Jesus made this clear when he prayed in the garden of Gethsemane when he said: 42 Again, a second time, he went away and prayed: 'My Father,' he said, 'if this cup cannot pass by, but I must drink it, your will be done!' Matthew 26:42 NJB
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