Free Will or No Choice? Oct 27, 2012 20:14:49 GMT -5
Post by LauraAD on Oct 27, 2012 20:14:49 GMT -5
I also believe that we're all born spiritually dead, bound for Hell, unable to help ourselves from going there. Lucky us, God became Jesus so that He could reach out to us and stir our dead selves to desire life. Some respond, some don't and that's OUR problem, not God's. He reaches out to EVERYONE, but we CHOOSE to ignore it, to expect something more than He is willing to give us. That is not God's fault. That's our own foolish decision.
Therefore, we are predestined in that we're born spiritually dead and will go to Hell unless we accept God's offer of grace AND we have free will because He doesn't require us to accept what He's offering. Salvation isn't from anything that we've done other than that we accept what God has done.
And if we don't get that, it's because we want God to conform to our reality. I'm okay with not understanding it completely. It's enough that I know it's true because I can see it throughout the Bible in verses that seem to conflict, but that really present a complete picture when you view them from a long lens.
Amen and amen, sister!