If God knew that we would abuse the freedom of choice so bad, would he have given us that freedom?
This was inspired by a response to another question. I don't doubt God's decisions. Nor do I understand a lot of them. I guess that's what faith is. But I'd sure like to see what others think.
I don't have the verses in front of me, but yes God would've gave us that choice. God, by his nature, knows everything. This isn't just what we've done in the past or are doing right now. He also knows what everyone will do in the future. So he did know the freedom would be abused and he gave it to us anyway.
God has given freedom of choice knowing very well that it will be abused under the power of his Maya. Good and bad, right and wrong, creation and destruction, dharma and adharma, truth and fiction, violence and compassion -- all are the two sides of the coins he has given to us through the freedom of choice.
When the tilt is more towards the negative, he would intervene to bring the balance again but not totally towards 100% perfection!
Yes. He knew how people would behave. This is why he sent his son Jesus Christ to save us from all of our wrong "free will" choices. If it were not for Jesus, we would all be in big trouble.
If I were God, I would feel horrible that I had to ever create things with free will and ability to love, to put them through such misery and pain, just in order to show us what good really is. I suppose that's why the man on the cross said "Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do!"
He felt so sorry for us, that He paid for our sins... Himself. That was the whole point of it.
Our prize is already won, we have nothing to fight for. Our assurance of salvation is founded upon a great rock, nothing can shake it. Even in the face of great tribulation, people are panicking about all the conspiracies, wars and rumors of wars; but we know that tribulations must first befall us, because it is our own fault.
We've divided ourselves, and Satan rules supreme in a world based on living a sinful lifestyle, by means of a great deception. Our freedom of choice, has given us the ability to stop serving God, and turn away in a faith of something greater than all that is.
But without free will, love could not be, because nothing forced is truly love. So with the ability to choose, we were just looking out for #1, the big "Me and mine" crew, extending into some kind of 'good-ole boy' system. We blamed God for the things Satan was doing to us, because our cries go up to heaven, and God does hear your cries for righteousness. You can believe that with every ounce of your soul.
But it's been 2,000 years since the birth of Jesus, by all best guesses. He's not back yet, and something is seriously wrong with this picture of the world around us.
We live in an age where it's okay to virtually worship Lady Gaga, who said "... I swear to Lucifer, if you don't..." on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and no one thinks this is strange? Why was John Lenin or John F. Kennedy really shot dead, one a white witch with a secret, the other a man who upset the established order of things? Or how about our government agencies, just doing about whatever they "feel" is necessary to protect this country, going to great lengths to make criminals of us all, and everyone is a potential threat? And if aliens really don't exist, why then would the government even investigate such absurd claims, as in "Project Blue Book"?
What are "aliens" really, but fallen angels? In the end times, it will be a lot like the days before the flood of Noah. Fallen angels descended, as recorded in the book of Enoch, which gives us insight into the time before the flood.
No one can stop it now, it is observed.
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