Is the human “freewill” free of influence?
Is the human “freewill” free of causality?
Is the human “freewill” free of constraints?
Is the human “freewill” free of outside influences?
Is the human “freewill” free of limitations?
Is the human “freewill” free of encumbrances?
Is the human “freewill” free of entanglements?
Is the human “freewill” free of God’s control?
Is the human “freewill” free of God’s intention?
Is the human “freewill” free of God’s direction?
3 for this is ideal and welcome in the sight of our Saviour, God,4 Who WILLS that all mankind be saved and come into a realization of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one Mediator of God and mankind, a Man, Christ Jesus,6 Who is giving Himself a correspondent Ransom for all (the testimony in its own eras),
19 You will be protesting to me, then, ”Why, then, is He still blaming? for who has withstood His intention?”
JUST BECAUSE YOU FOUND THE WORD “FREEWILL” IN EZRA, DOES NOT CLEARLY DEFINE THE TERM AS MEANING FREE OF CAUSALITY.
THE TERM “SPIDER MONKEY” DOES NOT PROVE THAT THE MONKEY HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH SPIDERS EXCEPT IN APPEARANCE — IN A SMALL WAY.
THE HUMAN WILL HAS MANY CAUSAL, INFLUENCING FACTORS.
- YOUR I.Q.
- YOUR HAIR COLOR.
- YOUR NATIONALITY.
- YOUR GRASP OF LANGUAGE.
- YOUR PARENTS.
- YOUR YOUTH OR LACK OF YOUTH.
- YOUR DIET.
- YOUR CURRENT AILMENTS.
- THE COERCIVE FORCES LINED UP AGAINST YOU
- YOUR “FREE” WILL IS NOT VERY “FREE” AT ALL.
DOES GOD HAVE A “FREE” WILL?
YOU BET. MUCH MORE “FREE” OF CAUSALITY THAN THE HUMAN FREEWILL.
You dishonor God by worshipping at the feet of Human freewill.
You belittle God.
You limit God.
You diminish God.
You exalt man.
You put man on an equal footing with God.
You make God not God at all.
The human “freewill” is so predictable… that Paul boldly said:
For the disposition of the flesh is death— Romans 8:6
For it is not the good that I will that I am doing, but the evil that I am not willing, this I am putting into practice. — Romans 7:19
“Not one is just” — not even one. Not one is understanding. Not one is seeking out God. “All avoid Him: at the same time they were useless. Not one is doing kindness: there is not even one!” Romans 3:10-12
For God locks up all together in stubbornness, that He should be merciful to all. Romans 11:32
seeing that out of Him and through Him and for Him is all: to Him be the glory for the eons! Amen! Romans 11:36
Or has not the potter the right over the clay, out of the same kneading to make one vessel, indeed, for honor, yet one for dishonor? Romans 9:21
OK, now it’s your turn to lay it on me, to tell me how precious the little human’s freewill really, really, really, is. Lay it on thick. Use all caps if you want. That will help.
After all… if the little freewill creature finds himself in endless hell… “he can only blame himself.” right?