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Do We Have Free Will

Do we as humans posess "free" will?? The definition of "free" meaning indeterminite ( not determined by anything). So do you think we have free will if so why and if not why? But I do want to seriouly know what you think. SO PLEASE give it some thought and respond soon.

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Free will is not making a road to anything we want, its coming to a fork in the road and picking which way to go. God has a path for each of us but its narrow and if you dont care to follow it you will miss it. whats at the end of each path is not up to you, just which direction your going. Just because God helps us follow His path doesnt mean we dont have to shuffle our feet.
---Kraus on 1/22/08


Yes we do have a free-will. God wants none to perish. He "wants", but some will perish because they choose not to get saved. We have a free-will to get healed. If a person wants to be healed they have to extend their faith to get it because Jesus has already done His part.(IPeter 2:24) We can do whatever we want whenever we want, but just have to be ready to face the consequences.
---Rickey on 1/22/08


Sister Cindy, I am responding to your answer and you can read what I wrote and just follow it you want. You can take my information for whats its worth. I believe your question is very very critical in the way we see things as Christians and you will see how I have explain "Free will". I hope it will help you in some way. blessings
---Lupe2618 on 2/3/06


PM I am answering the question on free will on the other blog. I hope I can explain it correctly to you and others. A long time ago when I was a baby Christian I asked the same question to someone. It is just for information but it is really serious since just about everything we think of now is connected in some way to our walk. Salvation, grace, assurance, healing etc. I hope that you don't take this wrong. just read it and answer if you want, but I am not attacking you or anyone, just for studies.
---Lupe2618 on 2/3/06


2. Maybe I could have used the words, Not right for God to interfere. You see my answer to the question is very important in finding out what free will is. Cindy almost answered it with her question but she used the word "inderminite" or "not determined by anything". You see when God evaluates our choices, He is concerned about our motives. Because it will determine our position with Him when He judges us.
---Lupe2618 on 2/3/06




P.M. The reason I said if it was fair, is because when people mention that God cannot interfere with our decisions, they say, That would not be fair because we have free will, yet God shows us all through Scripture from beginning to the end of it, that He chose everyone that He wanted to use to bring His Word forward. Yet, if He does that now we think its unfair. That is my only reason why I said it. It not putting you down or anything like that.
---Lupe2618 on 2/3/06


Lupe I have answered your other blog as well as I am able but would also like to ask why you said this "Would that be fair to you? would you STILL think that it is not fair?" I can't see where I have mentioned anything being fair or unfair, nor do I think that.
---p.m. on 2/3/06


Man is given freedom of will to either obey God, or dis him. YHWH God commanded Adam saying: "But of the tree of knowing of good and bad, see that you eat not: for even the same day you eat, of it you will, dying you will die." Genesis 2:17. God sets in front of us life and death, blessing and cursing, choose mthis day whom you will serve. Please read Romans 6:16.
---Eloy on 2/3/06


P.M. I love the rest of your answer, just the one about free will I was answering. I wonder how someone can think that, if in the end we will be only loving God. Its easy to use the term free will and robots so I was answering because of that. But if you answer my question that I have put down I will give you my answer. I put down a new blog "What is free will". you can give your opinion on it but later I will comment on it. Thank you for responding to my question.
---Lupe2618a on 2/2/06


Lupe I am left wondering why you have chosen to comment on just one sentence rather than on the other things I said in the same reply.
I agree with what you say, we will have no desire to sin then BUT we do now.
---p.m. on 2/2/06




P.M. I want you to think about this. In the end when all is said and done. When sin has been done with, and we are all worshipping God, "will we be robots?" you see we won't have a choice because sin will not be a uption. We will all just love Christ. Would that be fair to you? would you still think that it is not fair? You see, when people think of free will they don't really know how to define what free will is. And most everyone says, that God does not want robots.
---Lupe2618 on 2/2/06


Only the Son can make us free. No true freedom in sin. Martin Luther wrote an excellent tract entitled, The Bondage of the Will, which is available free in many places (search Luther, Bondage of the Will) which will answer your question--by one of the greatest of Protestant reformers. God bless.
---Wayne87 on 1/29/06


I believe we have free will. From my own experience I believe that God allows us to wander from Him, He puts obstacles in our way to coax us back because He loves us, but if we ignore His guidance He will leave us to find out the hard way that our way was not as good as His way. If we did not have free will we would be nothing more than robots I think, unable to do anything from choice at all.
---p.m. on 1/29/06


If you want to describe freewill as being able to walk where you want inside a cage, or live where you want inside the rules, then yes. But you can't live in a human neighborhood underwater or on the moon. You can't drink lava.

But there is no will of any man that God cannot override whenever He chooses. If you want to live in Australia & God wants you to live in Iceland, you will end up in Iceland, just like Jonah ended up in Nineveh.
---a_servant on 1/29/06


Yes we do have free will. God is a gentleman and he won't pressure anyone into doing anything. We all have a choice in everything we do.
---Rebecca_D on 1/28/06


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