I Choose Free Will

Treeplanter View Post

Humanity is no more inherently evil than it is inherently good. 

Ps 51:5, Jer 17:9  

gus bovona View Post

I agree that it is quite the coincidence that every single person has free will but no person is perfect. 

The Lord was/is perfect. He lived the life that neither you nor I could live. Mt 5:48, 1 Pet. 1:18, 19  

gus bovona View Post

A more charitable reading of what I wrote would have understood "person" to mean "human" (and not human/god).

Jesus was/is 100% God/100% man (1 Pet. 3:18).
Treeplanter View Post

Do you believe that you possess free will?

God gave man a will (Ge 2:17). He won't demand you to love him (Jn 3:16).
HRG View Post
[Jesus was/is 100% God/100% man (1 Pet. 3:18).] That's like saying that my drink was 100% water/100% alcohol.
:yawn: Faulty Analogy Ge 1:1-3, Jn 1:1-3

stiggywiggy View Post

...I am sinful, but not evil.
Evil is that which is opposed to good. You're in Christ or you're not (Rom. 5:18, 19). Your rejection of him proves you're evil (Heb 3:12).
gus bovona View Post

Fine. Jesus was perfect. It's still nonsensical that all the rest of us humans somehow have free will but will inevitably sin...

You sin because you're a sinner.  Become a saint of the living God.  Then, you won't sin  (Ro 6:18).  I'm off the market.  I'm only waiting from my bridegroom to pick up his purchased possession.  

"The Greek word exagorazo means “to buy out of the market,” and it has the thought of buying something for one’s own use. You see, somebody could go into the marketplace and buy that roast and those vegetables and go down to the next town, where they are short of those items, and put them up for sale at a profit. Exagorazo means, however, to take goods out of the market place and never to sell them again, but rather to keep them for one’s own use. This is the word which is used in Galatians 3:13: “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.” This means that Christ redeemed us so that we would not be exposed for sale again. He has paid the price, and He has taken us off the market. We belong to Him." McGee, J. V. (1997). Thru the Bible commentary (electronic ed., Vol. 5, pp. 219–220). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

America View Post

Every time I see your thread title, I hear the song "Freewill" by Rush.

Better than Free Fallin'. Jn 8:34, 2 Pe 2:21

gus bovona View Post

Too bad nothing in your reply addresses free will...
You have a will. :freak:

"You are free to choose. You are not free not to choose. No choice is a choice. You are free to choose but you are not free to choose the consequences of that choice." ~ Adrian Rogers

Treeplanter View Post

...[I]f I believed that a god suffered and died for my salvation and asks in return that I not sin, I wouldn't sin.

If you loved him. :idunno: The only time in scripture that Jesus did not pray with the title Father in scripture was when he cried out, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" That was when he represented you and me up there on that cross (Mt 27:46).

I Choose Free Will