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Is free will bibical?

I see this term post alot. Please explain.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:26 PM on May. 28, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • YES! God does NOT want zombie followers. God wants willing loving followers. We are never forced by God, only Satan does not give free will...
    rhanford

    Answer by rhanford at 4:39 AM on May. 29, 2010

  • Yes, I believe it is.
    lowencope

    Answer by lowencope at 7:30 PM on May. 28, 2010

  • Yes it is. without free will, we would always do what was right, correct, etc....but we would be like robots, not really able to make choices or think for ourselves and therefore not able to appreciate the things around us nor would be able to give real thanks to our creator from our hearts. We were given free will so the choice to worship and live in a way pleasing to our creator would be truely ours.
    meriana

    Answer by meriana at 7:35 PM on May. 28, 2010

  • yes it is. God gives us free will. he allows us to choose right from wrong. he even allows us to choose to believe in his son. we either choose the right road or the wrong road. but he never forces us to do right or wrong for that matter. it is totaly up to us. think of it like a child and mother. and mother teachers her child what is right from wrong. that is why God has given us the Bible. to teach us what is good and bad. but when a child grows up they are no longer told by their mother do this or dont do this. they have to learn to choose for them selves and make decisions on their own. they have their own free will once grown. now the Lord allows us to learn right from wrong starting from a very young age (weather we realize it or not) then when we are old enough we have our own free will to choose right from wrong. but we still have the option of asking him for guidence or intervention. but it is up to us to ask him.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:02 PM on May. 28, 2010

  • Yes, it stated with Adam and Eve. They had the free will to eat from the tree of knowledge, the only tree that was off limits.

    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 8:13 PM on May. 28, 2010

  • Yes, but it contradicts the idea that everything is in his control.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:15 PM on May. 28, 2010

  • The angels were also granted free will. Free will allows our love and devotion to God to be genuine.
    3gigglemonsters

    Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 8:17 PM on May. 28, 2010

  • It is Biblical.

    Free will does NOT contradict the idea that everything is in his control. It backs up the fact he gives us REAL free will. If it were beyond his control He wouldn't be God. If he forced us to always do His will it wouldn't be free will.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:37 PM on May. 28, 2010