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How do you make sense of "free will"?

If God gives you a choice, but the choices are choose him or burn eternalty, how is that fair to you? Be a Christian or go to hell???

How do you make sense of free will? Weren't you more free w/o free will?

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sugahmamma

Asked by sugahmamma at 12:43 PM on Aug. 28, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • Weren't you more free w/o free will?


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    Congrats. That is the # 1 dumbest comment today.

    SalemWitchChild

    Answer by SalemWitchChild at 12:48 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • God gives us the freedom to make our own decisions and follow our own paths in life. This way, if we do choose to follow God we are doing it through our own decision which makes it much more meaningful than if God gave us no free will as we would then simply have no choice other than to follow his will. Ultimately he's giving us the opportunity to be good people in ourselves, but it is our choice whether we achieve that.
    SarahBel

    Answer by SarahBel at 12:52 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • B/c YOU dont understand it, that makes it dumb?
    Get over yourself... Next time try being an adult about it.
    sugahmamma

    Comment by sugahmamma (original poster) at 12:54 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • Well, I think that God presents Himself in many ways and that each person has many opportunities to accept Him. You have the free will to do what you'd please, but with free will comes consequences. I personally don't believe in Hell, though.
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 12:56 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • It is a personal choice sweetie either you want to love God or you dont. Free will is like parenting you are going to let your child learn somethings on there own you dont want them to grow up and kill someone but they might. We are all God's Children.
    agriffinmom4

    Answer by agriffinmom4 at 1:00 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • There are just as many versus in the bible which speak of predestination. So which is right? Do we have free will or are we already decided to do what we do? If god has a plan for you, how can you have real free will when everything you do along the way is just to get you to the end he already has set in stone? He can't change his mind based on what you do because then he would have made  mistakes in planning your life...

    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 1:04 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • Free will is a myth, invented to help people rationalize their own hypocrisy, nothing more, nothing less. True free will is literally and physically impossible, because to have it you would need to be born and raised inside a clean room vacuum, never exposed to another living being or abstract idea, left to your own feral impulses to survive. Everyone and everything you interact with influences you, even in minute ways you cannot detect. They remove free will by causing you to reject choices or not be aware of choices before you realize you have them.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:07 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • well like in the very beginning. He told Adam and Eve I'm giving you all the world to make yours,only asking that they don't eat of the one tree of the garden..told them if they did they would die.simply be back to dust as the scriptures stated. He never said they would go to hell..But that was free will. Just as with us, God didn't program us like robots he gives us the choice to choose.. Deuteronomy 30:19. More...

    bizima4

    Answer by bizima4 at 1:07 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • The bible tells us God is a God of love we all know that. So for God to send anyone to hell is unscriptural. The bible teaches otherwise.We now are all sinners due to Adam and eve Romans 5:12. So we've all come under the same law that Adam was under.“The wages sin pays is death.”So once a person dies, he is“acquitted from his sins.”Romans 6:7, 23.The bible teaches that the "wicked will be annihilated"Psalm 145:20.Also tells us that "righteous themselves will possess the earth,and they will reside forever upon it" Psalm 37:29
    bizima4

    Answer by bizima4 at 1:08 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • free will -something I will never understand

    basically we have been given free will so we can make decisions for ourselves even though God knows already what we will choose
    and if we choose the bad thing -he lets us anyhow but get punished somehow...and if we choose well-then good for us


    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 1:08 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

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